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Major cities and airports in Burkina Faso
- Ouagadougou – Ouagadougou International Airport (OUA)
- Bobo-Dioulasso – Bobo Dioulasso Airport (BOY)
- Koudougou – Koudougou Airport (XKY)
- Dédougou – Dédougou Airport (DGU)
Time and Communication
Burkina Faso is in the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) time zone. The country does not observe daylight saving time. Mobile operators such as Airtel, Orange, and Telecel offer coverage in the country, although some rural areas may not have coverage. Call quality can vary depending on location and provider.
Money and Shopping
The official currency of Burkina Faso is the West African CFA franc (XOF), which has an exchange rate of approximately 570 CFA francs to one US dollar. Burkina Faso generally only accepts payment in the local currency, but some hotels and tourist attractions may accept payment in other currencies. Payment by bank cards is not very common, but some establishments may accept Visa or MasterCard. Visitors should note that American Express and Diners Club cards are generally not accepted. Currency exchange offices are typically open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm.
The most common form of transportation in Burkina Faso is by bus, which connects major cities and towns. Taxis and rental cars are also available in urban areas, but visitors should exercise caution when using them.
- The Ruins of Loropéni – A UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of the remains of an ancient fortress and settlement
- The Grand Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso – A large and impressive mosque with traditional Sudano-Sahelian architecture
- The National Museum of Music – A museum showcasing the history and diversity of Burkina Faso’s music traditions