Burkina Faso

World Rank 81 2.09 Burkina Faso flag svg
Capital
Area
Currency
Ouagadougou
274,200 km 2
West African CFA franc (XOF)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The West African nation of Burkina Faso is one of the smallest and one of the poorest nations in the entire world. It was previously known as the Republic of Upper Volta. The land covers an area of aprpoximately 264,200 square kilometers and it is bordered by such nations as Mali, Niger, Bening, Togo, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast.

In 2020, the population of the nation was roughly 21.5 million people. As a result of that, the density is below average at the level of 64 people per square kilometer. In terms of economy, their GDP (PPP included) is at $45.3 billion 

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

  • Last
  • Historical chart

Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

  • Last
  • Historical chart

Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)