OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Five things to know about Burkina Faso, the West African country where six Canadians were killed in a terrorist attack that ended Saturday:
: 17.4 million
45 per cent of the population is 14 years old or younger, and the median age of the population is 17
Burkina Faso was a French colony until 1960, so the country's official language is French, but 90 per cent of the population speaks local languages
Head of State:
President Roch Marc Kabore, came to power less than a month ago — on Dec. 29, 2015.
Relations with Canada
: Canada is the largest foreign investor in Burkina Faso, and has been since the country's gold mining boom in 2008.
SOURCE: Global Affairs Canada and U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
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