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Transcript of Burkina Faso
"Burkina" = men of integrity
"Faso" = fatherland
"Land of Honest People"
People here are known as "Burkinabe"
Landlocked country in West Africa
Surrounded by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, & Ivory Coast
Type of Government
As of June 2nd 1991, a semi-presidential government with a parliament was established.
Can be dissolved by the president of the Republic which was in term for 7 years.
As of 2000, the years of presidency was changed to 5 years.
Parliament consists of one chamber known as the National Assembly which has all 111 seats with members elected for 5 year terms.
Constitutional Chamber consists of 10 members
Out of the 34 members of the Organization Dedicated to Global Development, Burkina Faso is NOT one of them.
Modeled after organizations used by French police.
Army consists of some 6,000 men.
military expenses constitute approx. 1.2% of the nation's GDP.
Population: 16.97 million as of 2011
GDP: 10.19 billion USD
Life Expectancy: 55.36 years (52 female & 50 male)
Birth Rate: 31-39 per 1,000
Death Rate: 9.4-11 per 1,000
Fertility Rate: 5.85 per 1,000
Infant Mortality Rate: 45-71 per 1,000
Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Packaged Medicines: 24%
Refined Petroleum Oils: 7%
Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizer:
Heavy Machinery: 5%
Pumps for Liquids:
Reaction Catalysts: 1%
Other Oil Seeds: 5%
Cotton Raw: 23%
Imports From Other Countries
Cote l'lvoire: 6%
Boil either cassava, yams, or plantains. Then beat to dough-like substance.
Usually eaten with sauce or soup.
caloric intake daily: about 2,610
There are 2 seasons: rainy & dry
The people and farmers anticipate a long rainy season to have enough water for the dry season, but with the temperature rising, the rainy season has significantly shortened and the dry has gotten longer.
Now the crops are not nearly as successful.
Deux Bale's NP
Kabore Tambi NP
W of the Niger NP
2,067 diff. plant species
grasses & legumes
primarily savannah biome
497 bird species
Burkina Faso has largest faunal population in West Africa
Burkina Faso famous for moths
African Bush elephant
35 are rare or accidental
68 known species