is a landlocked country in West Africa with an area of 274,200 km2
(105,900 sq mi), bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Ivory Coast to the southwest. As of 2021, the country had an estimated population of 20,321,378. Previously called Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), it was renamed Burkina Faso by President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as Burkinabè
, and its capital and largest city is Ouagadougou. Its name is often translated into English as the "Land of Honest Men".