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A brief historical description of the honest people of Burkina Faso who always believed in hard work, integrity and the value of human relationship.

Before The colonisation period of Africa Burkina Faso was a kaleidoscope of 60 ethnic groups (Mosse, Peulhs, Gourounsi, Senufo, Samo Dagara, Bwaba, Bobo, Lobi, Marka, Boussance , etc) who lived in unity and harmony.
This historical peaceful Cohesiveness between different groups has always made the country a heaven of peace, where solidarity, work honesty remain the fundamental virtues.

The current population of this country is 13,925,313. The Population of this land was organized into strong and powerful central states (kingdoms ro Emirates), rural communities ( Bwaba Systems) and rural democracies (Samo, Dagara and Lobi).

Powerful Kingdoms and Emirates which blossomed in the country and which had international reputation are: the Mossi kingdom of Tenkodgo, Mossi Kingdom of Yatenga, Gourmantche Kingdom of, Guiriko Kingdom, Emirates of Peulh in the north.

At the end of 18th Century the French colonial Army attacked the population of the country . Proud of their independence and their freedom they fought courageously against to surrender due to the superiority of colonial arm power.

Geography

The average titleitude is 400 metres (1,300 ft) and the difference between the highest and lowest terrain is no greater than 600 metres (2,000 ft). Burkina Faso is therefore a relatively flat country, with a very few localised exceptions.

Burkina Faso is made up of two major types of country side: The larger part of the country is covered by a peneplain which forms a gently undulating landscape with, in some areas, a few isolated hills, the last vestiges of a precambrian massif. The south-west of the country forms a sandstone massif, where the highest peak is found: Ténakourou (749 m, 2,450 ft). The massif is bordered by sheer cliffs up to 150 metres (490 ft.) high.

Climate

Burkina Faso has a primarily tropical climate with two very distinct seasons: the rainy season with between 24-35 inches (600 and 900 mm) of rainfall, and the dry season during which the harmattan blows, a hot dry wind from the Sahara. The rainy season lasts approximately 4 months, May/June to September, and is shorter in the north of the country.
 
 
 



 

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