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Burkina Faso Land and People

by Vishul Malik

A big portion of the land of Burkina Faso is comprised of forests. The people of Burkina Faso depend largely on agriculture and tourism.

A study of Burkina Faso land and people displays the fact that Burkina Faso is comprised of many ethnic groups. Each of the ethnic groups of Burkina Faso has contributed to the society and culture of Burkina Faso, Africa. Burkina Faso gained its independence from France in 1960.

The landlocked country of Burkina Faso is located in West Africa and it is bordered by 6 different countries. The rivers of Burkina Faso have a major contributing factor in the vegetation and forestation of Burkina Faso land. Few rivers in their natural course of flow have also created borders of Burkina Faso with other countries like Ghana.

A big portion of Burkina Faso is covered with forests. The abundance of forests has attracted many rare species of mammals and birds. Tourists from different corners of the world travel to Burkina Faso every year to catch sight of the Burkina Faso wildlife. The tourism industry henceforth is a thriving sector in Burkina Faso. The people of Burkina Faso depend largely on the tourism industry for survival.

The economy of Burkina Faso also has a strong dependence on agriculture. The industries of Burkina Faso are mostly positioned in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. The people of Burkina Faso henceforth, cater to the center and south of Burkina Faso to earn their livelihood.

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