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Burkina Faso is the third poorest country in the world, 45 percent of its population lives on less than a dollar a day.
Most people live in rural areas and survive on subsistence farming on small family plots of land.
Maize, sorghum and millet constitute 85-90 percent of the staple diet in Burkina Faso, while in rural areas these cereals make up nearly 100 percent of consumption and little is traded.
- Area: 274,200 square kilometers
- Cities: Capital-Ouagadougou (population 1.5 million) Other cities: Bobo-Dioulasso (500,000)
- Plot: Sabana, plains with scattered bushes and hills
- Weather: Sahel, you park pronounced wet and dry
- Ethnic groups: 63 ethnic groups
- Religion: 60% Muslim, 19% Catholic, 15% animists, 5% Protestants
- Languages: French (official), gourma, Peul, Dioula
- Health: Infant mortality rate (2010) -91.7 / 1000 Life expectancy (2010) -56.7 years
- Work force: Agriculture-77.9%; industry-2.1%, trade, services and government-5.5%
- Type: Republic
- Independence: August 5, 1960
- Founded: June 11, 1991
- Currently President Blaise Compaore from 15/10/87 until today