Tagged: Burkina Faso

According to wholevehicles, Burkina Faso is located in West Africa, bordered by Mali to the north and northeast, Niger to the east, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d’Ivoire to the southwest. The country covers an area of 105,869 square miles (274,200 square kilometers) with a generally flat terrain that rises gradually from south to north. The southwestern region is characterized by rolling hills while the northern region is dominated by the Sudd grasslands of Sudanian savanna. The highest point in Burkina Faso is Tena Kourou at an elevation of 2,451 feet (747 meters). The principal river in Burkina Faso is the Volta River which flows through much of northern and western Burkina Faso on its way to Ghana. Other major rivers include the Black Volta and White Volta Rivers which flow into Ghana from Burkina Faso, as well as several smaller rivers that flow into Mali from Burkina Faso. There are numerous lakes across Burkina Faso including Lake Tengrela in the northwest corner of the country near Ouagadougou, Lake Bam in central Burkina Faso near Banfora and Lake Dembi in southwestern Burkina Faso near Bobo-Dioulasso. Burkina Faso has a tropical climate with hot temperatures year round and two rainy seasons separated by long dry periods. The first rainy season occurs between May and October with temperatures reaching their peak during this time period while a shorter rainy season occurs between January and March. In most parts of Burkina Faso temperatures range between 86-93°F (30-34°C) throughout the year while humidity levels remain high throughout most of the year due to regular rainfall patterns. See bridgat for weather information in Burkina Faso.