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Burkina Faso: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, north of Ghana
Geographic Coordinates13 00 N, 2 00 W 13.0,-2.0
Area total: 274,200 sq km
land: 273,800 sq km
water: 400 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 274200
DBpedia: 274199
Geoname: 274200
Infoplease: 274200
Britannica: 270764
Wolfram: 274200

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Land boundariestotal: 3,193 km
border countries: Benin 306 km, Cote d'Ivoire 584 km, Ghana 549 km, Mali 1,000 km, Niger 628 km, Togo 126 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Mouhoun (Black Volta) River 200 m
highest point: Tena Kourou 749 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainmostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in west and southeast
Natural Hazardsrecurring droughts
Natural Resourcemanganese, limestone, marble; small deposits of gold, phosphates, pumice, salt
Land Usearable land: 20.79%
permanent crops: 0.24%
other: 78.98% (2011)
Climatetropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers
Irrigated Land250 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources12.5 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesrecent droughts and desertification severely affecting agricultural activities, population distribution, and the economy; overgrazing; soil degradation; deforestation
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Ouagadougou; Bobo Dioulasso; Koudougou; Banfora; Ouahigouya
According to Geonames: Ouagadougou; Bobo-Dioulasso; Koudougou; Ouahigouya; Banfora

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Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked savanna cut by the three principal rivers of the Black, Red, and White Voltas