Burkina Faso Map

A Burkina Faso map that contains cities, towns, rivers, and highways. It includes an elevation map and satellite imagery of the country that’s a part of Western Africa.

Burkina Faso Map

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country located in Western Africa. It borders Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, as well as Benin, Togo, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast to the south. Approximately 21.4 million people live in Burkina Faso. The capital and the largest city is Ouagadougou with about 2.5 million who live there. Burkina Faso was previously known as the Republic of Upper Volta until 1984 when the country changed its name to its current one.


Burkina Faso Satellite Map

Burkina Faso occupies an area of 274,200 square kilometers (105,900 sq mi). This makes it slightly larger than Gabon but smaller than the Ivory Coast. Burkina Faso’s climate is mostly tropical with two distinct seasons. First, the rainy season occurs from June to September. Whereas the humid and dry season is for the remainder of the year. Water shortages are an environmental concern in the northern region of the country.


Burkina Faso Elevation Map

The terrain of Burkina Faso is mostly flat with a savanna plateau throughout the interior. Then, it transitions to undulating plains and hills to the west.  At 747 m (2,451 ft), its highest peak is Mount Tenakourou. This hill is situated on Burkina Faso’s Paleozoic sandstone massif in the southwest.