from France came to Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) in 1960.
Governmental instability during the 1970s and 1980s was followed by
multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Several hundred thousand farm
workers migrate south every year to Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.
of the poorest countries in the world, landlocked Burkina Faso has a
high population density, few natural resources, and a fragile soil.
About 90% of the population is engaged in (mainly subsistence)
agriculture, which is highly vulnerable to variations in rainfall.
Industry remains dominated by unprofitable government-controlled
corporations. Following the African franc currency devaluation in
January 1994 the government updated its development program in
conjunction with international agencies, and exports and economic
growth have increased. Maintenance of macroeconomic progress depends on
continued low inflation, reduction in the trade deficit, and reforms
designed to encourage private investment.
Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Jan 3 - Anniversary of the 1966 coup dâtat
Feb 21* - Aid El KÃ©bir (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Mar 8 - Women's Day
Mar 28~ - Easter Monday
Apr 21* - Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet)
May 1 - Labour Day
May 5~ - Ascension
Aug 4 - Revolution Day
Aug 5 - Independence Day
Aug 15 - Assumption
Oct 15 - Anniversary of the 1987 coup dâtat
Nov 1 - All Saints' Day
Nov 14-16* - Aid El Segheir (End of Ramadan)
Dec 11 - Proclamation of the Republic
Dec 25 - Christmas
Muslim festivals(*) are timed according to local sightings of various
phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations.
Besides, the Festivals' date(~) are subject to change in every new
Country Code: 226
Outgoing International Code: 00
CIA - The World Factbook - Burkina Faso
website indicates a wide range of detail information about Burkina Faso
by introducing under 8 different fields as its geography, people,
government, economy, communications, transportation, military,
is available to find out Burkina's general outlook on the issues of its
social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation,
government, duty free, health and so forth.
OPIC Links - Investor's Information Gateway for
is available country database information links which are efficient for
the new investors planned to do business in Burkina Faso including the
contact lists of the institutions, organization related to Burkina Faso
U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs - For Burkina Faso
Bureau of Consular Affairs supplies a wide range of research on Burkina
in terms of analyzing its social, political, cultural & economic
Doing Business in Burkina
World Bank analyzes the business environment and investment climate in Burkina for the potential investors in details.
Burkina Faso News
this website, there is available to find Burkina's national news
portals and worldwide news agencies providing news related to Burkina.
Embassy of Burkina Faso - Washington
Embassy of Burkina in Washington basically aims to provide a source
about Burkina's business information to give assistance for the
investors by indicating the rich and diversified economic potential of
Burkina Faso Government Online
website represents basically the structure of Burkina's government in
terms of its national organizations, ministries, government
institutions and so forth in details.
Burkina Faso Chamber of Commerce
There is available to get Burkina Faso Chamber of Commerce's contact information.
Embassy Listings For Burkina Faso
There are listed the embassies of the republic of Burkina Faso including the embassies' contact information.