Landscape view of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso πŸ‡§πŸ‡«

Ouagadougou

Western Africa, Africa

Burkina Faso is part of Africa with capital at Ouagadougou. Official language is French. Burkina Faso uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Burkina Faso uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Burkina Faso. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Burkina Faso is on average 0.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Burkina Faso is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 5,746.43 XOF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Orange, Telecel Faso or Telmob (by ONATEL). Burkina Faso uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Burkina Faso upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Burkina Faso, dial +, then 226 (the country code for Burkina Faso), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Burkina Faso, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 20 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Burkina Faso uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

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Last updated: April 19, 2019