Burkina Faso is in the hump of West Africa. The northern area is very dry and sandy. The south and west have forests. The weather is very dry and warm from November to March. It then gets very hot. The rains begin in May or June and last until October.
Capital City: Ouagadougo (wah-gah-DOO-goo), population 1 million Population: 15.7 million Main People Groups: Mossi (over 40%), and more than 70 other tribes Main Languages: French (official), Mooré, Jula, and more than 60 other tribal languages Religions: Muslim (50%), indigenous beliefs (40%), Christian (10%, mainly Roman Catholic) Assemblies of God Facts: Two missionaries work in Burkina Faso. There are more than 7,000 churches with 1.2 million people attending.