Burkina Faso is a landlocked state, situated north of Ghana. Bordering countries include Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo. It has a tropical climate with warm, dry winters and hot wet summers. In terms of natural resources, Burkina Faso is rich in manganese, limestone and marble. It also has smaller deposits of gold, phosphates, pumice and salt. Geographically, the landlocked savanna is cut by the three principal rivers of the Black, Red, and White Voltas.
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