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|Name(s) in local language(s):||République de Haute-Volta|
The area now known as Burkina Faso was part of French Sudan at the beginning of the 20th century. Formerly it was called Upper Volta. The country gained its independence in 1960, and changed its name to Burkina Faso in 1984.
Burkina Faso is divided into 45 provinces.
Recently, thirteen regions were defined.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
74 valid minerals.
Rock Types RecordedEntries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Localities in this Region
- ⭔Boucle du Mouhoun Region
- ⭔Centre-Nord Region
- ⭔Centre-Ouest Region
- ⭔Centre Region
- ⭔East Region
- East Region
- ⭔Hauts-Bassins Region
- ⭔North Region
- ⭔Sahel Region
- ⭔Sud-Ouest Region
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Sattran, V. & Wenmenga, U. (2002): Géologie du Burkina Faso - Geology of Burkina Faso. Czech Geological Survey, 136 pp.