BurKIna FaSO - TrIVIa

Capital City Ouagadougou
President Michel Kafando - president of the transition government
Population 16.9 million
GDP (Current US $) (in millions) 11,582.6
GDP Growth (annual %) +6.5
Currency West African CFA Franc - XOF
Official language French
Member of : African Union and the Economic Community of West African States
Regime Semi-presidential Republic - among the politically most stable countries in West Africa
Mining code well conceived and respected - reviewed in 2013
Legislation follows the rules of the OHADA system - investor friendly
Government investor friendly
Major discoveries Number of recent major discoveries including Orbis Gold Project (1.8Moz)
(World Bank data - 2013)