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Burkina Faso Geography 2011
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Burkina Faso Geography 2011
SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Location:
Western Africa, north of Ghana

Geographic coordinates:
13 00 N, 2 00 W

Map references:
Africa

Area:
total: 274,200 sq km
country comparison to the world: 74
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 273,800 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 400 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than Colorado

Land boundaries:
total: 3,193 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries: Benin 306 km, Cote d'Ivoire 584 km, Ghana 549 km, Mali 1,000 km, Niger 628 km, Togo 126 km

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

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

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

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Mouhoun (Black Volta) River 200 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Tena Kourou 749 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

Natural resources:
manganese, limestone, marble; small deposits of gold, phosphates, pumice, salt

Land use:
arable land: 17.66%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0.22%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 82.12% (2005)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
250 sq km (2003)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Total renewable water resources:
17.5 cu km (2001)
[see also: Total renewable water resources country ranks ]

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 0.8 cu km/yr (13%/1%/86%)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - total country ranks ]
per capita: 60 cu m/yr (2000)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - per capita country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
recurring droughts

Environment - current issues:
recent droughts and desertification severely affecting agricultural activities, population distribution, and the economy; overgrazing; soil degradation; deforestation

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
landlocked savanna cut by the three principal rivers of the Black, Red, and White Voltas


NOTE: The information regarding Burkina Faso on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burkina Faso Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burkina Faso Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.






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