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Burkina Faso

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BURKINA FASO
BURKINA FASO

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Burkina Faso - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

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ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

BU

Internet country code

BF

GRC Country Code

BUK

Burkina Faso - Languages

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Language map External

The official language is French External. 70 other languages are spoken. The most widespread of these are: Malba Birifor External (108 000 speakers); Bissa External (400 000 speakers); Southern Bobo Madaré External (150 000 speakers); Bwamu External (140 000 speakers); Northern Dagara External (287 000 speakers); Dogon External (138 000 speakers); Fulfulde External (1 038 000 speakers); Gourmanchéma External (359 000 speakers); Jula External (1 000 000 speakers); Kasem External (100 000 speakers); Koromfé External (151 000 speakers); Lobi External (285 500 speakers); Lyélé External (225 000 speakers); Marka External (200 000 speakers); Mòoré External (4 500 000 speakers); Southern Nuni External (150 000 speakers) and Songai External (122 700 speakers).

Burkina Faso - Example address format

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Any address written in a non-native language will be written in French. Deliveries are made only to post office boxes (Boîte Postale, or BP). For larger settlements, their name may be followed by a two-digit sorting code. As in French, the surname of the person being addressed is usually written in upper case.

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured using directionals such as “Behind the Cinema”, “Next to the Petrol Station” and “in the vicinity of the Bank”.

Examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Burkina Faso - Post office box

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This is written as Boîte Postale, or BP.

Burkina Faso - Postal codes

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There is no postal code system in Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso - Postal code format

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Burkina Faso - Postal code specifics

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Burkina Faso - Postal code regular expression

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Burkina Faso - Postal code level of coverage

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Burkina Faso - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers are 8 digits long. Mobile numbers commence with 551-555, 56-58, 6 or 7.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

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