According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, Burkina Faso is a landlocked country located in West Africa and it has an area code of +226. This code was adopted in 1997 when Burkina Faso switched to the ITU-T E.164 numbering system. The code is divided into two parts: ‘+’ and ‘226’. The ‘+’ indicates that the number is international and the ‘226’ identifies the country as Burkina Faso. The most common type of telephone numbers found in Burkina Faso are mobile numbers, which are nine digits long starting with 7, followed by 8 more digits. Landline numbers have seven digits, while VoIP numbers have ten digits starting with 6 or 7, followed by 9 more digits. In addition to these types of telephone numbers, there are also toll-free and premium rate services available in Burkina Faso which use different formats than standard phone numbers. Toll-free services usually start with 0800 or 0801, while premium rate services usually start with 0900 or 0901. Burkina Faso has one of the highest mobile phone penetration rates in West Africa and its population is rapidly increasing their use of telecommunication services such as mobile phones, internet access and other technologies due to advances in infrastructure and technology over recent years. As such, it is important for businesses operating within Burkina Faso to ensure they are using the correct area codes when making calls within the country as well as when communicating with other countries around the world. Burkina Faso is a unitary semi-presidential republic with a multi-party system. It is governed by a constitution that was adopted in 1991 and revised in 2002. Its president is elected by popular vote to serve a five-year term. The president appoints the prime minister, who acts as the head of government and presides over the Council of Ministers. The unicameral National Assembly is comprised of 111 members who are elected to serve five-year terms. The judicial branch consists of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, High Court, and various lower courts. Burkina Faso has an independent electoral commission responsible for organizing elections and ensuring their fairness and transparency. LOVERISTS: Features public policy of Burkina Faso.