Burkina Faso: Statistics

Economy 
Budget Expenditures $2.47 billion (2011 est.)
Budget revenues $2.22 billion (2011 est.)
Debt - external $2.34 billion (2011 est.)
Distribution Of Family Income - GINI Index 39.5% (2007 )
Electricity Consumption 762.5 million kWh (2009 est.)
Electricity Exports 0 kWh (2010 est.)
Electricity Imports 144.6 million kWh (2009 est.)
Electricity Production 664.4 million kWh (2009 est.)
Exports $2.44 billion (2011 est.)
GDP - purchasing power parity $22.10 billion (2011 est.)
Note: data are in 2011 US dollars
GDP - real growth rate 4.2% (2011 est.)
Imports $2.35 billion (2011 est.)
Industrial production growth rate 5.5% (2010 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 2.8% (2011 est.)
Labor force 6.668 million (2007 )
Note: a large part of the male labor force migrates annually to neighboring countries for seasonal employment (2007)
Natural Gas Consumption 0 cu m (2010 est.)
Natural Gas Exports 0 cu m (2010 est.)
Natural Gas Imports 0 cu m (2010 est.)
Natural Gas Production 0 cu m (2010 est.)
Natural Gas Proved Reserves 0 cu m (2011 est.)
Oil Consumption 9.96 thousand bbl/day (2011 est.)
Oil Exports 0 bbl/day (2009 est.)
Oil Imports 8.56 thousand bbl/day (2009 est.)
Oil Production 0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
Oil Proved Reserves 0 bbl (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate 77% (2004 )
People 
HIV/AIDS - Adult Prevalence Rate 1.2% (2009 est.)
Infant mortality rate 79.84 deaths per 1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Population 17,275,115 (2012 est.)
Note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected
Population Below Poverty Line 46.7% (2009 est.)
Population growth rate 3.073% (2012 est.)
Total fertility rate 6.07 children per woman (2012 est.)
Ethnic Groups:
Mossi over 40%, other approximately 60% (includes Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, and Fulani)
Nationality:
noun: Burkinabe (singular and plural) adjective: Burkinabe
Religions:
Muslim 50%, indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%
Languages:
French (official), native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population
Geography 
Location:
Western Africa, north of Ghana
Area
Total:274,200 sq. km
Land:273,800 sq. km
Water:400 sq. km
Coastline: 0 km
Climate:
tropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers
Terrain:
mostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in west and southeast
Elevation Extremes
Lowest Point:Mouhoun (Black Volta) River 200 m
Highest Point: Tena Kourou 749 m
Environment - International Agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
International Organization Participation:
ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AU, ECOWAS, Entente, FAO, FZ, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, MONUC, NAM, OIC, OIF, OPCW, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNMIS, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WADB (regional), WAEMU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
Technology 
Airports 24 (2012 )
Cellular Telephones 7,682,000 (2011 )
Highways 15,272 (2010 )
Note: Does not include urban roads
Internet Hosts 1,795 (2012 )
Internet Users 178,100 (2009 )
Railways 622 (2010 )
Telephones 141,500 (2011 )

Sources:

CIA World Factbook

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