According to Allcitycodes, Burkina Faso is a landlocked country located in West Africa bordered by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire. It has an area of 274,200 square kilometers (105,900 square miles) and a population of approximately 20 million people. The capital city of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou. The terrain in Burkina Faso consists mainly of low-lying plains with hills in the southeast part of the country. The highest point in Burkina Faso is Tena Kourou at 749 meters (2,457 feet). Major rivers include the Black Volta River and the Red Volta River. The climate of Burkina Faso is tropical with hot summers from March to June and mild winters from November to February. The area code of Burkina Faso is +226. This code was introduced on 1 January 1966 when Burkina Faso switched from its old international dialling code of +800 to +226 for all incoming calls from abroad. This change was made so that all incoming calls would be routed through international carriers instead of neighbouring countries. This has helped increase security as well as improve call quality for customers calling into Burkina Faso from abroad. Check programingplease for Burkina Faso in 2010.