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Burkina Faso Elevation Map

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa with an elevated landscape.


The northern region of Burkina Faso is characterized by rolling hills, while the central and southern regions are mostly flat plane.

Burkina Faso

The central plateau has an average elevation of about 300-400 meters above sea level, which gradually decreases towards the south.

The country has a distinct seasonal climate with two seasons: a dry season from November to April and a rainy season from May to October.

Highest point

The highest point in Burkina Faso is Tena Kourou, which stands at an elevation of 749 meters above sea level.

Lowest point

The lowest point in Burkina Faso is the Mouhoun (Black Volta) River, which is at an elevation of 200 meters above sea level.

Similar landscape

Burkina Faso has a similar elevation map to its neighboring countries such as Mali and Niger, where the terrain is mostly flat, with some scattered hills and plateaus.

Popular cities

See here a list of 10 cities in Burkina Faso and their elevation above sea level.