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    Burkina Geography - 1990

      Total area: 274,200 km2
      land area: 273,800 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Colorado

      Land boundaries: 3,192 km total; Benin 306 km, Ghana 548 km, Ivory Coast 584 km, Mali 1,000 km, Niger 628 km, Togo 126 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Disputes: the disputed international boundary between Burkina and Mali was submitted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in October 1983 and the ICJ issued its final ruling in December 1986, which both sides agreed to accept; Burkina and Mali are proceeding with boundary demarcation, including the tripoint with Niger

      Climate: tropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers

      Terrain: mostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in west and southeast

      Natural resources: manganese, limestone, marble; small deposits of gold, antimony, copper, nickel, bauxite, lead, phosphates, zinc, silver

      Land use: 10% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; 37% meadows and pastures; 26% forest and woodland; 27% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: recent droughts and desertification severely affecting marginal agricultural activities, population distribution, economy; overgrazing; deforestation

      Note: landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Burkina on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burkina Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burkina Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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