Burkina Faso

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Burkinabe Fact 1 (Nov. 29–Dec. 5, 2009)

Burkina Faso has 622 km (386 mi) of railroad, all of which is narrow gauge.  The line travels another 660 km (410 mi) into Côte d’Ivoire.

Burkinabe Fact 2 (Dec. 6–Dec. 12, 2009)

Burkina Faso’s national holiday is Republic Day, this Friday, December 11th.

Burkinabe Fact 3 (Dec. 13–Dec. 19, 2009)

Burkina Faso is a bit larger than Colorado, but still split into 45 provinces.

Burkinabe Fact 4 (Dec. 20–Dec. 26, 2009)

Burkina Faso has three television stations, one of which is state owned.

Burkinabe Fact 5 (Dec. 27, 2009–Jan. 2, 2010)

Burkina Faso has three military branches: Army, Air Force, and Gendarmerie (military police force).