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Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso and the administrative, communications, cultural and economic centre of the nation. It is also the country's largest city. Ouagadougou's primary industries are food processing and textiles.Burkina Faso is in Western Africa, north of Ghana. The climate is tropical with warm, dry winters and hot, wet summers.The official language is French. Many business people will also know some English. Although most of the population also speak local languages such as Mossi and Mandinka. The main religions are Indigenous beliefs, Islam and Christianity.The economy of Burkina Faso is one of the poorest in the world. More than 80 percent of the population relies on subsistence agriculture, with only a small fraction directly involved in industry and services.Burkina Faso is influenced by French customs. Expatriates must be aware of and respect local customs, especially outside major cities. Age is important and more senior personnel should be addressed with respect. Expatriate business dress comprises suits for official meetings, otherwise a shirt and tie is appropriate for men. For women modest dress to avoid offending the significant Muslim population is advisable. Government officials wear national dress. Most business is conducted in French. Women can be find at the highest levels of public and business organisations. The working week is Sunday to Thursday. Businesses are closed on Fridays.The security risk for expatriates in Burkina Faso is medium, but high in the Oudalan, Soum and Loroum provinces where there is risk of kidnapping and attacks by Mali-based Islamist militants. Risks include opportunistic street crime and armed robbery with expatriates often the target. Other risks include corruption amongst the police and government officials.The currency of Burkina Faso is the CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF). Burkina Faso is largely a cash based economy. Cards are accepted at a few of the larger hotels and restaurants in Ouagadougou. ATMs are very limited.Medical facilities in Burkina Faso are extremely limited. In cases requiring urgent serious medical treatment, medical evacuation is usually required. Malaria and other tropical and water-borne diseases are common.The population of Ouagadougou is 2.5 Million (Metro) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is -3.8% for Burkina Faso as at October 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Burkina Faso is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 30%.