What country owns Burkina Faso?
Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa. It has no access to the sea, so it is a landlocked country. It borders Mali to the north, Niger to the east and Benin, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast to the south.
Until 1984, the country was called Upper Volta. The French colonial power had named it Volta after the river. With independence in 1960, this was not changed. Only in 1984 the renaming took place in the course of a revolution. Burkina Faso is Mooré, the language of the Mossi, who make up the largest proportion of the country’s population. It literally means “Fatherland of Honorable people”.
What is the situation in Burkina Faso?
The country is a flat plateau with only light waves. To the southwest is the Banforakette, a mountain range that also contains Burkina Faso’s highest mountain, the Tena Kourou. The waterfalls of Banfora are also located here. To the southeast is the Gobnangou mountain range. But all mountains do not reach great heights.
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