Burkina faso africa map. The african union needs to work closely with all its member countries to. Latest travel advice for burkina faso including safety and security entry requirements travel warnings and health. Burkina faso formerly upper volta is a landlocked sahel country that shares borders with six nations. This map shows a.
The capital ouagadougou and bobo dioulasso burkinas two largest and gloriously named cities are famous for their musical traditions and beautiful handicrafts. It lies between the sahara desert and the gulf of guinea south of the loop of the niger river mostly between latitudes 90 and 150n a small area is north of 150 and longitudes 60w and 30e. Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are banned or discouraged from attending school across africa. The who country health profile of burkina faso provides key statistics and links to health topical databases plus news features and bulletin journal articles on the health issues of the country.
Burkina faso is one of nearly 200 countries illustrated on our blue ocean laminated map of the world. The northwestern part of present day burkina faso was populated by hunter gatherers from 14000 bc to 5000 bc. Africa is the second largest continent after asia in size and population. Their tools including scrapers chisels and arrowheads were discovered in 1973 through archaeological excavations.
Burkina faso is also home to a lively cultural scene. Close to the desert the meeting of the fulani bellah songhai tuareg is a unique momentin this region north of the country where the undulating sand dunes the markets are ideal places to meet these nomadic peoples.