Interesting facts about Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a small West African state known mainly for its unusual name. Being one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso can not provide tourists with anything remarkable, except untouched in many places of nature and original way of life of many local residents. However, some brave tourists, ready to immerse themselves in Africa, this is enough.

Burkina Faso is a really poor country. Nine out of ten people here are engaged in primitive agriculture.

Its current name is the state received not so long ago, in 1984. Previously, it was called “Upper Volta”.

In Burkina Faso, there is an analogue of the famous cycling race of the Tour de France – it is called the Tour de Faso.

Burkino village of Sabu is notable for a pond with “hand” crocodiles, which allow tourists to touch themselves. The secret is simple – villagers simply feed crocodiles to the dump so that they do not rush at people.

From one of the local languages, the name “Burkina Faso” is translated as “Country of Honest People”.

The official language of Burkina Faso is French, but not all speak it. Here in the course of a lot of tribal languages ​​and dialects, as in neighboring Ghana.

About a fifth of the population of Burkina Faso in religious matters adheres to ancient local cults.

The most popular transport in Burkina Faso is a bicycle, just like in the Netherlands. The reason is cheap.

The name of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, comes from the same ancient state, once existing on these lands.

All rivers flowing through the territory of Burkina Faso, of which there are about two dozen, either dry up or dry up completely during the dry season.

The widespread fly in the south of Burkina Faso is a significant danger.

In Burkina Faso, almost no people older than 65 years – their share is vanishingly small, due to the low overall standard of living in this country, as well as with poor medicine.