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Burkina Faso Political Map

by Vishal Kumar

The map helps in getting a clear idea about the international boundaries, the state boundaries, the national capital, major cities, etc

Political Map of Burkina Faso


Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It covers a total area of 105,900 square miles. The country has an estimated population of more than 15,757,000. As shown in the political map of Burkina Faso, the country shares borders with six countries. The country is bordered by Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the south-east, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Cote d’Ivoire to the south-west.

The national capital, Ouagadougou is indicated on the map with a red circle enclosed in a square. It serves as the administrative, cultural, and economic center of the nation. with an estimated population of 1,475,223, Ouagadougou is also the largest city in the country.

The Burkina Faso Political Map highlights the major cities, regions, and other political divisions of the country. The provincial and international boundaries of the nation are also shown on the map.

Burkina Faso is divided into thirteen regions. The regions are:


  • Boucle du Mouhoun
  • Cascades
  • Centre
  • Centre-Est
  • Centre-Nord
  • Centre-Ouest
  • Centre-Sud
  • Est
  • Hauts-Bassins
  • Nord
  • Plateau-Central
  • Sahel
  • Sud-Ouest

The map also shows the major provinces in the country. There are forty-five provinces in Burkina Faso.

Some of the major cities of the country include Boromo, Koudougou, Pama, Hounde, Banfora, Dori, Djibo, Kantchari, Sindou, Pissila, and Aribinda.

Burkina Faso is a semi-presidential republic wherein the President is both the head of state and the government. Blaise Compaore is the current President of the nation. Luc-Adolphe Tiao is the Prime Minister.

Burkina Faso is one of the very poorest nations in the world. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy accounting for 32% of its gross domestic product. Sorghum, pearl millet, maize, rice, and cotton are the major crops. France, Togo, China, Singapore, Thailand, and Ghana are the major trade partners.

Region Pop-2006 Area(km.²) Area(mi.²) Capital
Boucle du Mouhoun 1,434,847 34,153 13,187 Dedougou
Cascades 524,956 18,406 7,107 Banfora
Centre 1,523,980 2,805 1,083 Ouagadougou
Centre Est 1,132,023 11,811 4,560 Tenkodogo
Centre Nord 1,203,073 19,829 7,656 Kaya
Centre Ouest 1,183,473 21,722 8,387 Koudougou
Centre Sud 638,379 11,321 4,371 Manga
Est 1,209,399 46,256 17,860 Fada N’Gourma
Hauts Bassins 1,410,284 25,344 9,785 Bobo Dioulasso
Nord 1,182,770 16,207 6,258 Ouahigouya
Plateau Central 693,137 8,544 3,299 Ziniare
Sahel 969,881 35,350 13,649 Dori
Sud-Ouest 624,056 16,202 6,256 Gaoua
Total 13 13,730,258 267,950 103,456

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