About The Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso, also known by its short-form name Burkina, is a landlocked country in West Africa around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) in size. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghanato the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest. Its capital is Ouagadougou. In 2010, its population was estimated at just under 15.75 million.
Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, the country was renamed “Burkina Faso” on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara, using a word from each of the country’s two major native languages, Mòoré and Dioula. Figuratively, “Burkina”, from Mòoré, may be translated as “men of integrity”, while “Faso” means “fatherland” in Dioula. “Burkino Faso” is thus meant to be understood as “Land of upright people” or “Land of honest people”.
Time difference between India and Burkina Faso
India is 5:30 hours ahead of Burkina Faso
Travel distance between India and Burkina Faso
|Ouagadougou airport||Bobo Dioulasso airport|
Names of the airlines
Ethiopian Airlines flights to Burkina Faso, Brussels Airlines flights to Burkina Faso
West African CFA franc
Compare it to Rs
1 Indian Rupee equals= 8.46 CFA Franc BCEAO
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Safety and Security
- Pay very close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
We strongly advise you not to travel to provinces bordering Mali and Niger and all areas north of the town of Boulsa due to the risk of terrorist attack and the high risk of kidnapping targeting foreign nationals. The government of Burkina Faso has warned that terrorist and criminal groups continue to express a desire to attempt to kidnap Westerners in the areas bordering Mali and Niger.
Armed bandits operate throughout Burkina Faso. You should avoid travelling alone or after dark.