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Burkina Faso
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Internet Usage Statistics:
2,156,498 Internet users as of March, 2017;
11.2% of the population, estimated by IWS.

Burkina Faso, also known by its short-form name Burkina, is a landlocked nation in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the south east, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d’Ivoire to the south west. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, it was renamed on August 4, 1984, by President Thomas Sankara to mean "the land of upright people" in Moré and Dioula, the major native languages of the country. Literally, "Burkina" may be translated, "men of integrity," from the Moré language, and "Faso" means "father’s house" in Dioula. Independence from France came in 1960. Governmental instability during the 1970s and 1980s was followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Several hundred thousand farm workers migrate south every year to Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in search of paid work.

Latest Population Estimate:
19,173,322 population for 2017, according to United Nations Population Department .

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita is US$ 647 for 2017, according to the World Bank.

Burkina Faso Land Size (Area):
Burkina Faso has 274,200 sq km - Population Density is 70 persons per sq km.

Internet Usage and Population Growth:


Internet Users


% Pen.

GNI p.c.*

Usage Source




0.1 %

US$ 250





0.4 %

US$ 340





0.9 %

US$ 520





3.7 %

US$ 640





10.2 %

US$ 640





11.2 %

US$ 647


Note: Per Capita GNI in US dollars, source: World Bank, Atlas method.

Burkina Faso UN Data Page
Burkina Faso United Nations Statistics Page

Search Engines and Directories:
Burkina Faso Search Engines

Burkina Yellow Pages Directory


Burkina Faso Profile

Burkina Faso in the Wikipedia
Burkina Faso history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Burkina Faso in the CIA Factbook
Burkina Faso information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Burkina Faso Profile
Up to date resume about country leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

US State Department
United States Relations with Burkina Faso.

Travel Advice Page
Burkina Faso travel advice from the US State Department.

Travel to Burkina Faso
Photos and links to Burkina Faso.

Telecommunications Reports for Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Burkina Faso's telecommunications market.
See summary and table of contents

Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Burkina Faso

February 2017 Review

Consumers in the Digital Economy

Keep tuned to the Africa Telecommunications Page. New statistics, reports and updates become available all the time.

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