centre is one of burkina faso's 13 administrative regions.the population of centre was 1,523,980 in 2006 and increased by 40.2% in 5 years to 2,136,581 in 2011 est. . it is the most populous and urbanised region in burkina faso; in 2006 11.1% of burkina's population lived in centre. the region's capital is ouagadougou, which also serves as the national capital.
burkina faso sent a delegation to the 2012 summer paralympics in london, united kingdom, from 29 august to 9 september 2012.this was the country's fifth appearance at a summer paralympic games.the burkinese delegation to london consisted of two athletes, lassane gasbeogo and kadidia nikiema, who competed in wheelchair cycling at the brands hatch race circuit in kent.
the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached burkina faso in march 9, 2020. the death of rose marie compaoré, a member of the national assembly of burkina faso, on march 18, 2020, marked the first recorded covid-19 fatality in sub-saharan africa.
islam in burkina faso upper volta has a long and varied history.according to the 2010 census, the population of the country is 61.5% muslim.. although the vast majority of muslims are sunni belonging to maliki madhhab, shia islam and ahmadiyya movement also have some following.
arbinda department, burkina faso dolmane gold mine attack: around 20 people have been killed and an unknown number of others injured in an attack on a gold mining site in northern burkina faso by suspected islamic terrorists. the attack took place not far from where a bridge linking two northern towns was blown up in mid-september.
centre-ouest is one of burkina faso's 13 administrative regions.the population of centre-ouest was 1,348,784 in 2011. the region's capital is koudougou.four provinces boulkiemdé, sanguié, sissili, and ziro make up the region.. as of 2010, the population of the region was 1,310,644 with 53.92 per cent females.
sud-ouest is one of burkina faso's 13 administrative regions.it was created on july 2, 2001 and had a population of 624,056 in 2006. it covers an area of 16 202 km 2.the region's capital is gaoua.four provinces make up the region—bougouriba, ioba, noumbiel, and poni.. as of 2010, the population of the region was 687,826 with 51.99 per cent females.
most of burkina faso is a wide plateau formed by riverine systems and is called falaise de banfora. there are three major rivers, the red volta, black volta and white volta, which cuts through different valleys. the climate is generally hot, with unreliable rains across different seasons. gold and quartz are common minerals found across the .
vitellaria paradoxa the shea tree is extremely important in burkina faso. termed 'women's gold' by burkinabé villagers, the nuts of shea tree can be collected and processed by crushing and grinding to yield shea butter, which is widely used in soap and in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve, or lotion.
gold production increased 32% in 2011 at six gold mine sites, making burkina faso the fourth-largest gold producer in africa, after south africa, mali and ghana. a 2018 report indicated that the country expected record 55 tonnes of gold in that year, a two-thirds increase over 2013. according to oumarou idani, there is a more important issue.
plateau-central is one of burkina faso's 13 administrative regions.it was created on 2 july 2001 and had an estimated population of 693,137 in 2006. the region's capital is ziniaré.three provinces make up the region—ganzourgou, kourwéogo, and oubritenga.. as of 2010, the population of the region was 764,574 with 53.48 per cent females.
burkina faso is largely wild bush country with a mixture of grass and small trees in varying proportions. the savanna region is mainly grassland in the rainy season and semi desert during the harmattan period defined as the period when stormy and dusty sahara winds blow dry and hot . fauna, one of the most diverse in west africa, includes the elephant, hippopotamus, buffalo, monkey, lions .
nord is one of burkina faso's 13 administrative regions.it was created on 2 july 2001. the population of nord was 1,182,770 in 2006. the region's capital is ouahigouya.four provinces make up the region—loroum, passoré, yatenga, and zondoma.. as of 2010, the population of the region was 1,306,619 with 53.43 per cent females.
the west african cfa franc french: franc cfa; portuguese: franco cfa or simply franc, iso 4217 code: xof is the currency of eight independent states in west africa: benin, burkina faso, guinea-bissau, ivory coast, mali, niger, senegal and togo.these eight countries had a combined population of 105.7 million people in 2014, and a combined gdp of us$128.6 billion as of 2018 .
sahel is one of burkina faso's 13 administrative regions.it was created on 2 july 2001. the region's capital is dori.four provinces make up the region—oudalan, séno, soum, and yagha.. as of 2010, the population of the region was 1,086,250 with 50.30 per cent females.
a 2008 stamp of burkina faso showing traditional wrestling. this is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of burkina faso, known as upper volta until july 1984.. the story of the posts in burkina faso begins in the 1890s, with french penetration into the area and the establishment of military posts.
cotton and gold are burkina faso’s key exports .the country has seen an upswing in gold exploration, production, and exports.' 'while the end of the political crisis has allowed burkina faso’s economy to resume positive growth, the country’s fragile security situation could put these gains at risk. political insecurity in neighboring .
terrorism in burkina faso refers to non-state actor violence in burkina faso that is carried out with the intent of causing fear and spreading extremist ideology. terrorist activity primarily involves religious terrorism conducted by foreign-based organizations, although some activity occurs because of communal frustration over the lack of economic development.