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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Also known as: Burkina Faso (Deutsch, español, Italiano, polski, Português), le Burkina Faso (français), 布基納法索 (正體中文), ブルキナファソ (日本語), Burkina (latine)

Formerly: Upper Volta

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Ouagadougou

Area: 273,800 km²

Population: 20,107,509

Religions: Muslim 61.5%, Roman Catholic 23.3%, traditional/animist 7.8%, Protestant 6.5%, other/no answer 0.2%, none 0.7%

Languages: French (official), native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population

Ethnic Groups: Mossi 52%, Fulani 8.4%, Gurma 7%, Bobo 4.9%, Gurunsi 4.6%, Senufo 4.5%, Bissa 3.7%, Lobi 2.4%, Dagara 2.4%, Tuareg/Bella 1.9%, Dioula 0.8%, unspecified/no answer 0.3%, other 7.2%

Motto: Unité, Progrès, Justice (French) (Unity, Progress, Justice)

Neighbouring Countries: Cote d’Ivoire Cote d’Ivoire, ↑ Mali Mali, → Niger Niger, ↘ Benin Benin, ↓ Togo Togo, ↓ Ghana Ghana


Circumscriptions (16): Metr. Archdioceses (3), Dioceses (13)


Roman Rite (15): Banfora, Bobo-Dioulasso, Dédougou, Diébougou, Dori, Fada N’Gourma, Gaoua, Kaya, Koudougou, Koupéla, Manga, Nouna, Ouagadougou, Ouahigouya, Tenkodogo

Maronite Church (1): Annunciation


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo (73)Ouédraogo (73) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (15), Basilicas Basilicas (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Burkina Faso Archbishop Piergiorgio Bertoldi (55)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques de Burkina Faso et du Niger Link Archbishop Paul Yembuado Ouédraogo (70)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (R.E.C.O.W.A.) LinkLink Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (60)


as of 2018.10.24

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