Burkina Faso

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About Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso previously called the Republic fo Upper Voltais a landlocked West African former French colony country

Mining has been the major industry of the country especially Gold Mining. Apart from it, Cotton and Fruits & Nuts are exported from the country.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityOuagadougou
Government Typesemi-presidential republic
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyWest African CFA franc, XOF
Phone Code +226
Important CitiesAribinda, Bagré, Banfora, Batié, Bobo Dioulasso, Bogandé, Boromo, Boulsa, Boussé, Dano, Dédougou, Diapaga, Diébougou, Djibo, Dori, Fada N'gourma, Gaoua, Garango, Gayéri, Gorom-Gorom, Gourcy, Houndé, Kantchari
National DayProclamation of Independence Day (Dec-11)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking151
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,External trade.
Major ExportsNatural or cultured pearls, precious, Cotton, Zinc and articles thereof, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, Edible fruit and nuts, Animal or vegetable fats and oils, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Aircraft, spacecraft, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Vehicles other than railwayH, Iron and steel
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Cereals, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, Vehicles other than railway , Articles of iron or steel, Electrical machinery and equipment , Sugars and sugar confectionery, Miscellaneous chemical products, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision,
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Vehicles other than railway , Electrical machinery and equipment, Pharmaceutical products, Iron and steel, Cereals, Articles of iron or steel, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime, Plastics and articles thereof, Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof, Miscellaneous chemical products, Inorganic chemicals, organic ,
Major Imports from Indiacultured pearls, precious, Edible fruit and nuts, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, vegetable saps and extracts, Vegetable plaiting materials, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Preparations of meat, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch,
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between Burkina Faso and India totaled US$264.40 million in 2014–15, growing from $119.76 million the previous fiscal. India exported $112.76 million worth of goods to Burkina Faso, and imported $151.64 million. The main commodities exported by India to Burkina Faso are pharmaceutical products, vehicles and spare parts, iron and steel and articles thereof, machinery and mechanical appliances, rubber and rubber articles. The major commodities imported by India from Burkina Faso are gold and cotton
Bordering NationsMali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire
Member of(Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( African Union), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for Burkina FasoEmbassy of india

Honourable Ambassador
Parcel 13, Lot 38, Sector 15, 10 BP 13977, Ouagadougou 01, Ouaga 2000, Burkina Fsao
226 25376361


Embassy Details of Burkina Faso in IndiaEmbassy of Burkina Faso
H.E. Dr. Desire Boniface Some
F-2/4 Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-2614 0641, 2614 0642 (O)