Interesting Place - Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso translates as 'land of honest people'.  

("Burkina", can be translated as "men of integrity", while "Faso" means "fatherland". "Burkino Faso" is thus meant to be understood as "Land of upright people" or "Land of honest people"

It is a landlocked country in west Africa. Around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq miles) large. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest. Its capital is Ouagadougou. In 2010, its population was estimated at just under 15.75 million.

It used to be called Upper Volta, but the  name was chosen by the government of Thomas Sankara, a thirty-three year old army officer who took control of the country in a 1983 coup.  Nowadays it's often referred to as simply Burkina. 

Unfortunately it's recently been the source of many internet scam emails, from banking, missing inheritance to gold mines, seemingly I have inherited a gold mine. Not so honest then. )

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