Burkina Faso Population 2022


Burkina Faso map
  • The current population of Burkina Faso is estimated at 22,276,839 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Burkina Faso represent 0.28% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Burkina Faso is 65 inhabitants per km2.
  • Burkina Faso is located in Africa.
  • Burkina Faso ranks number 59 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Burkina Faso is 12.9744° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 1.2062° W.
  • The median age in Burkina Faso is 17.6 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Burkina Faso is 34,664 XOF per month, in 2022, around $37 USD per month.
  • The countries that Burkina Faso shares its land boundary with are Mali to the north and west, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, and Ghana, Togo, and Côte d'Ivoire to the south.

Burkina Faso

Official name Burkina Faso
Location Africa
Capital Ouagadougou
Population 22,081,135 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 65/km2
Population growth rate 2.83% (in 2022)
Area 274,200 km2 (105,869.17 sq mi)
Official language French
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Life expectancy 62.50 years
Internet TLD .bf
Call code +226

Burkina Faso Population Graph

Burkina Faso Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 20,915,820 10,451,635 10,464,185 49.97% 50.03% 6,402,333 30.61%
2019 20,333,576 10,154,588 10,178,988 49.94% 50.06% 6,096,006 29.98%
2018 19,763,317 9,861,895 9,901,422 49.9% 50.1% 5,802,510 29.36%
2017 19,204,752 9,577,410 9,627,342 49.87% 50.13% 5,519,446 28.74%
2016 18,657,538 9,298,917 9,358,621 49.84% 50.16% 5,248,365 28.13%
2015 18,121,482 9,024,498 9,096,984 49.8% 50.2% 4,988,844 27.53%
2014 17,596,581 8,756,059 8,840,522 49.76% 50.24% 4,738,759 26.93%
2013 17,083,035 8,493,685 8,589,350 49.72% 50.28% 4,501,380 26.35%
2012 16,581,195 8,235,880 8,345,315 49.67% 50.33% 4,272,974 25.77%
2011 16,091,564 7,986,243 8,105,321 49.63% 50.37% 4,055,074 25.2%
2010 15,614,574 7,741,706 7,872,868 49.58% 50.42% 3,845,870 24.63%
2009 15,150,183 7,505,401 7,644,782 49.54% 50.46% 3,648,164 24.08%
2008 14,698,539 7,274,307 7,424,232 49.49% 50.51% 3,458,566 23.53%
2007 14,260,580 7,050,431 7,210,149 49.44% 50.56% 3,279,933 23%
2006 13,837,471 6,834,327 7,003,144 49.39% 50.61% 3,091,291 22.34%
2005 13,429,988 6,626,356 6,803,632 49.34% 50.66% 2,892,819 21.54%
2004 13,038,394 6,426,624 6,611,770 49.29% 50.71% 2,706,771 20.76%
2003 12,662,217 6,234,876 6,427,341 49.24% 50.76% 2,532,443 20%
2002 12,301,702 6,052,437 6,249,265 49.2% 50.8% 2,369,308 19.26%
2001 11,952,950 5,876,070 6,076,880 49.16% 50.84% 2,216,077 18.54%
2000 11,616,077 5,705,817 5,910,260 49.12% 50.88% 2,072,308 17.84%
1999 11,290,594 5,542,553 5,748,041 49.09% 50.91% 1,938,595 17.17%
1998 10,976,400 5,385,022 5,591,378 49.06% 50.94% 1,812,204 16.51%
1997 10,673,018 5,232,981 5,440,037 49.03% 50.97% 1,694,875 15.88%
1996 10,379,995 5,087,236 5,292,759 49.01% 50.99% 1,599,557 15.41%
1995 10,096,943 4,946,492 5,150,451 48.99% 51.01% 1,527,667 15.13%
1994 9,823,456 4,809,564 5,013,892 48.96% 51.04% 1,459,766 14.86%
1993 9,559,160 4,677,297 4,881,863 48.93% 51.07% 1,394,681 14.59%
1992 9,303,618 4,550,400 4,753,218 48.91% 51.09% 1,333,208 14.33%
1991 9,056,421 4,427,684 4,628,737 48.89% 51.11% 1,274,238 14.07%
1990 8,817,201 4,308,966 4,508,235 48.87% 51.13% 1,218,537 13.82%
1989 8,585,824 4,194,175 4,391,649 48.85% 51.15% 1,164,238 13.56%
1988 8,362,162 4,084,916 4,277,246 48.85% 51.15% 1,113,840 13.32%
1987 8,145,778 3,978,398 4,167,380 48.84% 51.16% 1,064,653 13.07%
1986 7,936,240 3,876,853 4,059,387 48.85% 51.15% 1,018,220 12.83%
1985 7,733,318 3,778,499 3,954,819 48.86% 51.14% 953,518 12.33%
1984 7,536,511 3,683,847 3,852,664 48.88% 51.12% 869,713 11.54%
1983 7,346,049 3,592,218 3,753,831 48.9% 51.1% 793,373 10.8%
1982 7,163,270 3,505,704 3,657,566 48.94% 51.06% 722,774 10.09%
1981 6,990,056 3,423,729 3,566,327 48.98% 51.02% 659,162 9.43%
1980 6,827,613 3,347,579 3,480,034 49.03% 50.97% 601,513 8.81%
1979 6,676,326 3,277,408 3,398,918 49.09% 50.91% 548,794 8.22%
1978 6,535,392 3,212,145 3,323,247 49.15% 50.85% 501,265 7.67%
1977 6,403,412 3,151,759 3,251,653 49.22% 50.78% 457,844 7.15%
1976 6,278,424 3,095,263 3,183,161 49.3% 50.7% 418,771 6.67%
1975 6,158,862 3,041,246 3,117,616 49.38% 50.62% 391,088 6.35%
1974 6,044,273 2,988,893 3,055,380 49.45% 50.55% 375,954 6.22%
1973 5,935,237 2,939,723 2,995,514 49.53% 50.47% 362,049 6.1%
1972 5,829,834 2,892,181 2,937,653 49.61% 50.39% 348,624 5.98%
1971 5,727,957 2,846,222 2,881,735 49.69% 50.31% 335,658 5.86%
1970 5,629,092 2,801,599 2,827,493 49.77% 50.23% 323,673 5.75%
1969 5,532,595 2,758,552 2,774,043 49.86% 50.14% 311,485 5.63%
1968 5,438,393 2,716,477 2,721,916 49.95% 50.05% 300,199 5.52%
1967 5,347,299 2,675,788 2,671,511 50.04% 49.96% 289,289 5.41%
1966 5,260,565 2,637,647 2,622,918 50.14% 49.86% 278,810 5.3%
1965 5,179,014 2,602,455 2,576,559 50.25% 49.75% 269,309 5.2%
1964 5,102,970 2,570,366 2,532,604 50.37% 49.63% 260,251 5.1%
1963 5,031,833 2,541,076 2,490,757 50.5% 49.5% 251,088 4.99%
1962 4,964,296 2,513,423 2,450,873 50.63% 49.37% 242,754 4.89%
1961 4,898,496 2,486,477 2,412,019 50.76% 49.24% 235,128 4.8%
1960 4,833,152 2,460,074 2,373,078 50.9% 49.1% 227,158 4.7%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Burkina Faso ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Burkina Faso. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Burkina Faso

# City Population 2022
1 Ouagadougou 1,095,197
2 Bobo-Dioulasso 364,787
3 Koudougou 88,124
4 Ouahigouya 61,854
5 Banfora 60,855
6 Dedougou 45,731
7 Kaya 39,817
8 Dori 38,441
9 Tenkodogo 38,215
10 Reo 38,057
11 Hounde 36,959
12 Fada N'gourma 34,232
13 Koupela 32,398
14 Kombissiri 30,610
15 Garango 29,314
16 Nouna 29,312
17 Leo 27,129
18 Kongoussi 26,570
19 Diapaga 26,362
20 Kokologo 26,345
21 Zorgo 24,155
22 Yako 23,206
23 Djibo 22,434
24 Titao 19,332
25 Po 18,087
26 Tougan 17,847
27 Boulsa 17,676
28 Gourcy 16,996
29 Bousse 16,122
30 Manga 15,302
31 Boromo 13,298
32 Diebougou 12,901
33 Ziniare 12,853
34 Toma 12,585
35 Dano 11,271
36 Salanso 10,507
37 Ouargaye 10,252
38 Bogande 10,012
39 Pama 9,049
40 Pitmoaga 8,059
41 Gorom-Gorom 6,758
42 Gouloure 6,750
43 Batie 6,593
44 Barani 5,050
45 Sindou 3,970
46 Sapouy 3,891
47 Gayeri 1,983

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2