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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
Burkina Faso
Head of State : Blaise Compaoré
Population : 18.11 Million
Capital City : Ouagadougou
Largest City : Ouagadougou
Languages : French (official); native African (Sudanic) languages 90%
Monetary Unit : CommunautéFinancièreAfricaine Franc (XOF)
Facts
GDP (USD) : 11.1 Billion (2014)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 40.09 million (2012)
GNI (USD) : 10.94 Billion (2015)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 3.66 Billion (2014)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 4.47 Billion (2014)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 58.59 Years (2014)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 261.92 million (2013)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 863.04 million (2013)
Location & Geography
Burkina Faso, formerly Upper Volta, is a Landlocked West African State which lies between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea in the loop of the river Niger. It has borders with Niger in the East and North; Mali in the North and West; Benin in the South and East and Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo in the South. The country’s rivers are not navigable and flow South towards the Gulf of Guinea. Several small streams in the East drain into the river Niger. The terrain is almost flat. Primary sandstone covers the South-western border with Mali. There is minimum annual rainfall and the water percolates deeply within the rocky expanses. Meadows and pastures make up about one-third of the land while one quarter is taken up by forests and woods. The climate is tropical, generally hot and dry with generous sunlight. Early summer rains break the extreme heat, but high winds bearing clouds of dust come just before the rainfalls.
Events
Seminar | October 28 - 06, 2016 | Burkina Faso
Training | August 17 - 19, 2015 | Burkina Faso
Training | June 01 - 01, 2015 | Burkina Faso