Capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou. Written as “Wogodogo” in the Mòoré dialect, it literally means “You are welcome here at home with us”.
Burkina Faso was formerly known as Upper Volta, and adopted its current name after it gained its independence from France on August 5, 1960.
Burkina Faso is in West Africa, and has a population of 19.8 million. Its capital is Ouagadougou, and its currency is the CFA franc. The official language is French.
Burkina Faso celebrates many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Revolution Day (Jan 3)
- International Women’s Day (March 8)
- Easter Monday (Date Varies)
- Labour Day (May 1)
- Ascension Day (Date Varies)
- Korité (Date Varies)
- Tabaski (Date Varies)
- Independence Day (Aug 5)
- Assumption Day (Aug 15)
- Mawlid (Date Varies)
- Martyrs Day (Oct 31)
- All Saints Day (Nov 1)
- Proclamation of the Republic (Dec 11)
- Christmas Day (Dec 25)
It has three world heritage sites:
It also has six national parks:
- Arli National Park
- Deux Balés National Park
- Kaboré Tambi National Park
- Mare aux Hippopotames
- W National Park
Want to learn more? Check out Burkina Faso’s tourism website!
Also check out the Musée National Du Burkina Faso.