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Burkina Faso Population

by Vishal Kumar

Different origins of groups constitute the population of Burkina Faso. According to a 2007 estimate by the CIA, the population is 14,326,203.

The population of Burkina Faso grows at a rate of 2.997% every year according to 2007 estimates by the CIA. According to the same source, the population of Burkina Faso is 14,326,203 in 2007.

The population density of Burkina Faso counts to 48 per square kilometer.

There are many ethnic groups in Burkina Faso, that constitute the population of Burkina Faso. The ethnic group of Mossi constitutes nearly 40% of Burkina Faso’s population. The other ethnic groups, that contribute to the density of population in Burkina Faso include Mande, Gurunsi, Lobi, Senufo, Fulani, and Bobo. The Europeans in fair numbers add to the population of Burkina Faso.

50% of the people of Burkina Faso believe in the religion of Islam. Nearly 40% of the rest of the Burkina Faso population are believers in the traditional religions of Africa. According to the data of the CIA, nearly 10 percent of the people of Burkina Faso are Christians with a major inclination toward Roman Catholicism.

The French language is the officially recognized language in Burkina Faso. The people of Burkina Faso generally speak in a native language of Sudanic origin.

A big section of the Burkina Faso population depends on agriculture for survival. The industries in Burkina Faso are mostly concentrated in the center and south of the country. A major portion of the labor force in Burkina Faso henceforth lives in these parts of the country. Nearly 21.8% of the Burkina Faso population are literates.

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