Geography in Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso

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Geography in Burkina Faso


The continent: Africa
  
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For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
 Good performance;
 
 The average;
 
 Poor performance

Area in Burkina Faso


Surface area

274 220 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 74 in the world of 233 (68,67%); 29 in Africa from 56 (50%)

Land area

273 600 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 73 in the world of 230 (68,70%); 28 in Africa from 54 (50%)

Territorial waters

620 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 116 in the world of 153 (24,84%); 32 in Africa from 40 (22,50%)

Land use in Burkina Faso


Land area

273 600 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 73 in the world of 230 (68,70%); 28 in Africa from 54 (50%)

Agricultural land

44,23 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 85 in the world of 208 (59,62%); 31 in Africa from 53 (43,40%)
0,165 % (0,033 % annual) ↘
min: 29,75; max: 44,96; max-min: 15,21 (33,83%); mid: 37,35;
6,87 (15,54%)
121 000 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 67 in the world of 209 (68,42%); 28 in Africa from 54 (50%)
0,165 % (0,033 % annual) ↘
min: 81 390; max: 123 000; max-min: 41 610 (33,83%); mid: 102 195;
18 805 (15,54%)
0,657 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 71 in the world of 207 (66,18%); 29 in Africa from 52 (46,15%)
17,58 % (3,52 % annual) ↗
min: 0,657; max: 1,68; max-min: 1,03 (60,95%); mid: 1,17;
-0,513 (-78,05%)

Arable land

21,93 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 48 in the world of 206 (77,18%); 12 in Africa from 53 (79,25%)
58 000 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 40 in the world of 206 (81,07%); 13 in Africa from 53 (77,36%)
3,45 % (0,690 % annual) ↗
min: 21 140; max: 60 000; max-min: 38 860 (64,77%); mid: 40 570;
17 430 (30,05%)
0,320 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 33 in the world of 206 (84,47%); 8 in Africa from 53 (86,79%)
19,82 % (3,96 % annual) ↗
min: 0,319; max: 0,438; max-min: 0,119 (27,19%); mid: 0,378;
-0,058 (-18,08%)

Forest area

19,55 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 132 in the world of 205 (36,10%); 28 in Africa from 53 (49,06%)
5,59 % (1,12 % annual) ↗
min: 19,55; max: 25,03; max-min: 5,47 (21,86%); mid: 22,29;
-2,74 (-13,99%)
53 500 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 69 in the world of 206 (66,99%); 25 in Africa from 54 (55,56%)
5,59 % (1,12 % annual) ↗
min: 53 500; max: 68 470; max-min: 14 970 (21,86%); mid: 60 985;
-7 485 (-13,99%)
0,295 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 96 in the world of 204 (53,43%); 28 in Africa from 52 (48,08%)
22,30 % (4,46 % annual) ↗
min: 0,295; max: 0,777; max-min: 0,482 (61,98%); mid: 0,536;
-0,241 (-81,49%)

Terrestrial protected areas

15,47 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 99 in the world of 204 (51,96%); 25 in Africa from 53 (54,72%)
2,47 % (0,495 % annual) ↘
min: 13,96; max: 15,47; max-min: 1,51 (9,76%); mid: 14,72;
0,755 (4,88%)
42 588 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 66 in the world of 202 (67,82%); 25 in Africa from 51 (52,94%)
0,0000860 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 131 in the world of 202 (35,64%); 27 in Africa from 51 (49,02%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Burkina Faso


Length of land borders

3 611 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 56 in the world of 166 (66,87%); 23 in Africa from 49 (55,10%)

Number of Neighbors

6 [?] (2015)
(descending): 21 in the world of 164 (87,80%); 8 in Africa from 49 (85,71%)

Elevation in Burkina Faso


mean elevation

297 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 115 in the world of 163 (30,06%); 36 in Africa from 48 (27,08%)

lowest point

200 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 15 in the world of 73 (80,82%); 8 in Africa from 24 (70,83%)

highest point

749 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 179 in the world of 232 (23,28%); 52 in Africa from 56 (8,93%)

Main parameters in Burkina Faso


Population

18 105 570 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 61 in the world of 233 (74,25%); 19 in Africa from 56 (67,86%)
13,66 % (2,73 % annual) ↘
min: 4 829 291; max: 18 105 570; max-min: 13 276 279 (73,33%); mid: 11 467 431;
6 638 140 (36,66%)

Surface area

274 220 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 74 in the world of 233 (68,67%); 29 in Africa from 56 (50%)

Population density

66,18 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 142 in the world of 230 (38,70%); 26 in Africa from 54 (53,70%)
13,66 % (2,73 % annual) ↘
min: 17,89; max: 66,18; max-min: 48,29 (72,97%); mid: 42,03;
24,14 (36,48%)

Population growth rate

2,89 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 21 in the world of 216 (90,74%); 15 in Africa from 54 (74,07%)
4,64 % (0,928 % annual) ↗
min: 1,33; max: 3,07; max-min: 1,74 (56,57%); mid: 2,20;
0,690 (23,86%)

Surface area

1,51 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 143 in the world of 233 (39,06%); 26 in Africa from 56 (55,36%)
15,82 % (3,16 % annual) ↗
min: 1,51; max: 5,68; max-min: 4,16 (73,33%); mid: 3,60;
-2,08 (-137,47%)