Burkina Faso

Capital Ouagadougou

Population 19,034,397

Area 272,967 km2

Key facts

Burkina Faso is a country located in Western Africa. There are 6 countries (Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo) that Burkina Faso shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak French and Peul.

The national currency in Burkina Faso is West African CFA franc (XOF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.





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Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Burkina Faso.4.50 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Burkina Faso, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Burkina Faso. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Burkina Faso?

There are no Mariott hotels in Burkina Faso.

There are no Hilton hotels in Burkina Faso.

There are no IHG hotels in Burkina Faso.

There are no Best Western hotels in Burkina Faso.

There are no Radisson hotels in Burkina Faso.

There are no Accor hotels in Burkina Faso.

What fast food chains are present in Burkina Faso?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Burkina Faso.

The KFC chain does not operate in Burkina Faso.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Burkina Faso.

The Subway chain does not operate in Burkina Faso.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Burkina Faso.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Burkina Faso.


What is the weather like in Ouagadougou?

Today the sun in Ouagadougou, rises at 5:50 AM and sets at 6:34 PM. The climate of Ouagadougou may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJul 22ThunderstormLow: 24.4°C (75.92°F)High: 28.4°C (83.12°F)
TuesdayJul 23Rain showersLow: 24.2°C (75.56°F)High: 31.3°C (88.34°F)
WednesdayJul 24ThunderstormLow: 24°C (75.2°F)High: 32.3°C (90.14°F)
ThursdayJul 25OvercastLow: 24.9°C (76.82°F)High: 32.1°C (89.78°F)
FridayJul 26ThunderstormLow: 24.9°C (76.82°F)High: 31.8°C (89.24°F)
SaturdayJul 27Rain showersLow: 24.7°C (76.46°F)High: 31.4°C (88.52°F)

Weather data for Ouagadougou (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Burkina Faso.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Burkina Faso.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Burkina Faso traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 31.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Burkina Faso

17 Police
18 Ambulance
18 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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