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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Geography

Capital:

Ouagadougou

Area:

total: 274,200 sq km
land: 273,800 sq km
water: 400 sq km

Land boundries:

total: 3,611 km
border countries (6): Benin 386 km, Cote d'Ivoire 545 km, Ghana 602 km, Mali 1325 km, Niger 622 km, Togo 131 km

13 00 N, 2 00 W

Terrain:

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

Natural resources:

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

Land use:

agricultural land: 43% (2011 est.)
arable land: 20.8% (2011 est.) / permanent crops: 0.3% (2011 est.) / permanent pasture: 21.9% (2011 est.)
forest: 20.4% (2011 est.)
other: 36.6% (2011 est.)

 

People & Society

Population:

19,742,715 (July 2018 est.)

Muslim 61.5%, Roman Catholic 23.3%, traditional/animist 7.8%, Protestant 6.5%, other/no answer 0.2%, none 0.7% (2010 est.)

Death rate:

8.7 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)

Infant mortality rate:

total: 54.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 59.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
female: 50 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)

Health expenditures:

5% of GDP (2014)

Physicians density:

0.05 physicians/1,000 population (2012)

Hospital bed density:

0.4 beds/1,000 population (2010)

Major infectious diseases:

degree of risk: very high (2016)
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever (2016)
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever (2016)
water contact diseases: schistosomiasis (2016)
animal contact diseases: rabies (2016)
respiratory diseases: meningococcal meningitis (2016)