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CFA-franc (XOF) is the currency in Burkina Faso

Facts about CFA-franc

  • Country:
    Burkina Faso
  • Currency:
    CFA-franc
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    XOF
  • Short for the currency:
    CFA
  • Currency subunits:
    100 centimes

The West African CFA franc is used as currency in the member states of the UEMOA (West African Economic and Monetary Union). The currency is issued by the Central Bank of the West African States.

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Burkina Faso, formerly called Upper Volta, is a country in west Africa. The country is one the worlds poorest countries mainly because they are so dependant on agriculture and often suffer drought.

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