The TOEFL iBT and revised TOEFL Paper-delivered tests are offered in this location.
The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice.
|Region||Testing Format||Fee||Test Dates|
|Sat., Feb 23, 2019
Sat., Mar 30, 2019
Sat., May 11, 2019
Sat., Jun 15, 2019
|Ouagadougou (Code: E604)||TOEFL Paper Testing||$180
|Sat., Oct 13, 2018
Sat., Nov 10, 2018
Sat., Feb 09, 2019
Sat., Apr 13, 2019
Burkina Faso Overview
Burkina Faso, a republic in West Africa, the majority of the residents of which belong to the Sudanese peoples (especially Mosi). Most of the country is occupied by savannas and semi-deserts. The only river that carries water all year round is the Black Volta. Shifting agriculture (millet, corn, cotton, peanuts) and cattle farming are the most important branches of the economy. Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world.
History: In 1896 France conquered the Kingdom of the Mosi, which in 1947 was annexed to French West Africa as Upper Volta. In 1960 the area became independent and was given its current name in 1984.
- COUNTRYAAH: National flag of Burkina Faso. Includes the year when the flag was designed and formally used. Also covers its meaning and downloadable high definition image.
- Official name: Burkina Faso
- License plate: BF
- ISO-3166: BF, BFA (854)
- Internet domain:.bf
- Currency: CFA franc
- Area: 274 220 km²
- Population (2019): 20.3 million
- Capital: Ouagadougou
- Official language (s): French
- Form of government: Presidential Republic
- Administrative division: 13 regions
- Head of State: President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
- Head of Government: Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré
- Religion (s) (2010): 62% Muslims, Christians (23% Catholics, 7% Protestants), 8% followers of traditional African religions, others / not specified
- Time zone: Central European Time -1 hour
- National holiday: December 11th
Location and infrastructure
- Location (geographical): West Africa
- Position (coordinates): between 9 ° 30 ‘and 15 ° north latitude and 2 ° 30’ east and 5 ° 30 ‘west longitude
- Climate: alternately humid, tropical climate
- Highest mountain: Téna Kourou (749 m)
- Road network (2014): 15,304 km
- Railway network (2014): 622 km
- Annual population growth (2020): 2.7%
- Birth rate (2020): 35.1 per 1000 inh.
- Death rate (2020): 8.2 per 1000 residents.
- Average age (2020): 17.9 years
- Average life expectancy (2020): 62.7 years (men 60.9; women 64.5)
- Age structure (2020): 43.6% younger than 15 years, 3.2% older than 65 years
- Literacy rate (15-year-olds and older) (2018): 41.2%
- Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2018): 98 per 100 residents
- Internet users (2017): 16 per 100 residents
- GDP per capita (2019): US $ 718
- Total GDP (2019): US $ 15 billion
- GNI per capita (2019): US $ 790
- Education expenditure (2018): 6.0% of GDP
- Military expenditure (2019): 2.4% of GDP
- Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 6.3%
Inland Burkina Faso borders the Republic of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin in the south and Niger and Mali in the north.
Burkina Faso is located in the heart of the Sudan zone of West Africa on a wide, moderately sloping plateau from northeast to southwest of Precambrian rocks (gneiss, granite), about 250-350 m above sea level, above which isolated island mountains rise. Larger height differences can only be found in the southwest, where the Sikasso sandstone plateau breaks off with a mighty steep step to the south (the highest point is the Téna Kourou at 749 m above sea level). Widespread laterite ceilings (iron ceilings), poor, thin soils, water shortages (rapid runoff, deep water table) and progressive desertification offer unfavorable conditions for agriculture. The only river with permanent water is the Black Volta.
Climate and vegetation
Burkina Faso has a humid tropical climate with a rainy season from July to October; in the dry season the dust-bearing harmattan blows. The hottest months of the year are April and May (up to 45 ° C), the coolest at the beginning of the dry season. Precipitation is highest in the southwest (1,000–1,300 mm annually); wet savannahs with gallery forests predominate here. The middle (largest) part of the country with larger temperature fluctuations and dry savannas receives only 500–1,000 mm of precipitation. The north-east, with low (in some years, non-existent) rainfall, is characterized by thorn savannah to semi-desert (Sahel).
Population and Religion
The largest (and politically leading) people of around 60 ethnic groups are the Mosi (49%) in the central, densely populated part of the country. The peripheral areas are only sparsely populated: Bobo and Lobi are predominantly living in the west. There are Gurma in the east and Senufo in the south. Partly sedentary, partly semi-nomadic Fulani and Tuareg live in the north and northeast. In addition to the official language French, Mosi, Dagbane, Gurma, Diola and Ful are important regional and lingua franca. The average population density is 70 residents per km 2. Despite the rural exodus, which is increasing due to the continuing desertification in the Sahel zone and the strong population growth, only 32% of the population live in cities (2017), mostly in Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso and Koupéla.
The biggest cities in Burkina Faso
|Biggest Cities (Inh. 2018)|
An estimated 1-2 million Burkins live as migrant workers – some as seasonal workers, some for several generations – in neighboring countries, especially in the Republic of Ivory Coast. Conversely, Burkina Faso is home to around 750,000 foreigners (mainly from the Republic of Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Ghana and Benin, as well as around 3,000 French).
Social: Despite a national poverty reduction strategy, around half of the population still lives below the absolute poverty line. The health system is inadequate and medical care is inadequate, especially in rural areas.