Burkina Faso - in west Africa
Area: around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) in size.
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
Côte d'Ivoire to the southwest.
Ccapital city: Ouagadougou.
2010: population estimate: just under 15.75 million.