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Q: What is Latitude and Longitude of Burkina Faso?

A: Burkina Faso lies on the geographical coordinates of 13 0' 0" N, 2 0' 0" W.

Latitude and Longitude of Burkina Faso in other units:

Unit Latitude Longitude
Latitude and Longitude to decimals 13.0 -2.0
Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds 13 0' 0" N 2 0' 0" W
   
Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference
UTM Northing:1437348.625583066 Easting:608446.344102091 Zone:30P


More detail about Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: a land of two different yet meanings.

The name Burkina Faso has two possible interpretations, depending upon which of the two most popular regional languages you speak, Dioula or Moore. Officially the name means "Land of the upright people", but for those speaking Dioula the name reads "Our Father's house" and for those speaking Moore, it means "men of integrity". Just as this African country's name has two different yet similar meanings, so does much of the country of Burkina Faso.

Even though this little nation boasts a population to rival similarly sized country in Europe, most of its people are farmers. The vast, sweeping stretches of gently rolling plains are fertile with mild temperatures perfect for tending crops, fed by its three great rivers: The White Volta, the Red Volta and the Black Volta. Solitary mountains dot the rolling green landscape, providing contrast to the thriving fields.

The ancient tradition of oral storytelling is alive and well in Burkina Faso. In the past, many of its people greatly prefer to pass along information via the telling of stories, often aided by ornate masks. As time went by and the people grew more educated, this love of storytelling has led to a rich theatrical and filmmaking culture. Thousands of plays combining traditional dances and masks storytelling as well as European theatrical concepts are shown all over the country every year, much to the delight of the crowds. Burkina Faso's famous filmmakers have produced many interesting films and television specials as well and their work regularly receives awards in Europe, Canada and the United States.

With its farmers creating beautiful crops and its artists creating beautiful visions, Burkina Faso is an interesting land that combines many similar yet different things into a harmonious tapestry. Expect to see many beautiful things coming from Burkina Faso in years to come.

 

 



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