Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries on the planet. The name of the country means “The Land of the Righteous”. There are nearly 160 different ethnicities living in Burkina Faso. 50 % of the population practices Islam, 40 % - traditional African religions and 10 % - Catholic Christianity. The official language is French, but Arabic and local native languages are spoken as well. The prevalent source of income is agriculture, which employs 84% of the working population. Cotton is grown here, and gold and zinc are mined.
The average daily income in Burkina Faso is 1.2. The country is nearly at the bottom of the Human Development Index (161 of 1169 countries). On the Human Poverty Index, it ranks 174th among 177 countries. Almost 45.3 % of the population lives in poverty.
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Area: 274 200 km²*