Where is Burkina Faso in the World?

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Burkina Faso is an African country. More specifically, the country of Burkina Faso is in West Africa. Burkina Faso is surrounded by six other countries in Africa. There aren't any water areas in reach from within the parameters of Burkina Faso, making the country totally landlocked. To the north of Burkina Faso lies the country of Mali. The Ivory Coast, or the Côte d'Ivoire, is southwest of Burkina Faso. Ghana is south of Burkina Faso, as is Togo. To the east of Burkina Faso, you will find Niger, and in the opposite direction, Benin is southeast of Burkina Faso.

GPS Coordinates and Borders of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s GPS coordinates are comprised of two distinct points. The latitude of Burkina Faso is 12° 14' 22.20" N. The country’s longitude is 1° 33' 30.27" W. Based on the GPS coordinates of Burkina Faso, it is clear that this country lies in the northern and western hemispheres. Burkina Faso is situated above the equator.

Burkina Faso’s Most Extreme Points in Every Direction

When it comes to the points of extremity of Burkina Faso, exact coordinates are not currently known. However, general areas are attributed to each of the four points of extremity in Burkina Faso. In the north, Burkina Faso’s point of extremity is along the border that Burkina Faso shares with Mali. This point falls in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso. The southernmost point of Burkina Faso is right below the point between Benin, Niger, and Burkina Faso. More specifically, the farthest point of southern Burkina Faso is in the region of Est.

The easternmost point of Burkina Faso is on the border between the country and the Cote d’Ivoire, whereas the westernmost point of Burkina Faso is in the Cascades Region, where Mali, the Cote d’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso intersect.

How Big is Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso’s total area is reported as being 105,869 square miles in all. Of the country’s total area, Burkina Faso is 99.8% land and 0.2% water. In numbers, the land regions of Burkina Faso make up a total of 105,714 square miles, with the remaining 154 square miles referring to the country’s sources of water. Burkina Faso has a width of 266.21 miles and a length of 207.47 miles, all of which are divided up into forty-five distinct provinces.

The population of Burkina Faso ranks as the thirty-eighth largest population size of all countries throughout the world. With about 37,139,139 people living within the boundaries of Burkina Faso, the country actually only makes up 0.48% of the global population. The population density of Burkina Faso is approximately 351, meaning that for every square mile of the country, there are 351 people.

Official Name
Burkina Faso
Common Name
Burkina Faso
272,967 km²
Bordering Countries
Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo
Calling Code
13, -2
Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

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