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Description: The Physical Map of Burkina Faso showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.

Burkina Faso Facts and Country Information...

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country between the Gulf of Guinea and the Sahara Desert. The loop of the River Niger lies just north of this small country. The country falls between north latitudes 9 and 15 degree and longitudes 6 west and 3 east degrees. The total area covered by the country is 274200 square kilometres out of which 273800 square kilometres comprises land.

The southern part of the country has abundant greenery with fruit trees and forests. The northern end of the country comprises of massive desert plains. Majority of the country falls on the Savannah Plateau and has a few bits of the old Precambrian Massif.

The south-western part of the country is dominated by rocky and sandy terrain. It also has the highest natural peak of the country which is called Tenakourou and stands tall at 749 metres. The lowest point of the country lies at 200 metres on the Black Volta or Mouhoun River. The country is crossed by the three Voltas: Black, White and Red.

The Black Volta and the Komoe are the only two rivers which flow all year round as the others dry up during summer. The Niger River Basin covers almost 30% of the country’s total land area.

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