Burkina Faso is located in West Africa and has a population of over 17.3 million people.
The nation is a semi-presidential republic.
The official languages of Burkina Faso are French and regional languages Mòoré, Mandinka and Bambara.
About 60% of residents practice Islam, a quarter practice Christianity, and the remainder follow indigenous beliefs.
The currency of Burkina Faso is the West African CFA franc.