Ouagadougou is the capital city of Burkina Faso and other major towns and cities include Bobo Dioulasso, Koudougou, Pouytenga, Banfora, Ouahigouya, Fada N’gourma, Dedougou, Tangin Dassouri, Kaya, Tenkodogo, Kindi, Ouargaye, Garango and Pissila
The Burkina Faso economy is agriculture based, producing; corn, sheep, goats, cattle, cotton, for sale in the domestic market and for export to countries abroad. Meet products – hides and skins are also exported from Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso has deposits of gold, bauxite and manganese. Burkina Faso industries include; Gold mining, sugar refinery, flour, rice, and textile mills, and cotton gins.
As a French colony, Burkina Faso was called Upper Volta, after the Volta River. Its economy was closely integrated with France throughout its colonial period. Burkina Faso attained independence in 1960.
Being landlocked, Burkina Faso is bounded by Ghana, Togo, and Cote D’Ivoire to the south, Mali straddles the northwest, whilst Niger and Benin border the east. It has a land area of 274, 378 square kilometres covering a sloping plateau.
Burkina Faso forests are wild life preserves: animals inhabiting the preserves include; lions, elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, hippopotamus, and antelope. Its climate is tropical with an average rainfall of about 25 centimetres.