Articles in Burkina Faso ( 529 )

529 Articles of interest in Burkina Faso

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  • Ouagadougou Airport

    Ouagadougou Airport (IATA: OUA, ICAO: DFFD) is an airport in the centre of the city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. It was built in the 1960s and it is approximately 1.5 km southeast of the main commercial area. The airport site itself is approximat…

  • Bobo-Dioulasso

    Bobo-Dioulasso is a city in Burkina Faso with a population of about 537,728 (as of 2012), it is the second largest city in the country, after Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital.

  • Geography of Burkina Faso

    Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) is a landlocked Sahel country that shares borders with six nations. It lies between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea, south of the loop of the Niger River, mostly between latitudes 9° and 15°N (a small are…

  • University of Ouagadougou

    Founded in 1974, the University of Ouagadougou is located in the area of Dawn Van Noord in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In 1995 a second campus for professional education known as University Polytechnique of Bobo (UPB) was opened in the city of Bobo D…

  • Black Volta

    Black Volta is a river that flows through Ghana flowing about 1,352 km (840 mi) to the White Volta in Ghana. The Black Volta separates the Northern region of North Ghana's southern border and the Brong-Ahafo region of South Ghana's northern border.

  • Sahel Region

    Sahel is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001 and had a population of 969,881 in 2006. The region's capital is Dori.

  • Congress for Democracy and Progress

    The Congress for Democracy and Progress (Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès, CDP) was the ruling political party in Burkina Faso until the overthrow of Blaise Compaoré in 2014. Since 2012, its National Executive Secretary is Assimi Kouanda.

  • White Volta

    The White Volta, is the headstream of the Volta River situated primarily in Ghana. White Volta flows through North Ghana and flows into Lake Volta in Ghana and arises in Burkina Faso.

  • Ouagadougou Cathedral

    Ouagadougou Cathedral, or the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Ouagadougou (French: Cathédrale de l'Immaculée-Conception de Ouagadougou) is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ouagadougou in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkin…

  • Yako

    Yako is a town in northern Burkina Faso, once capital of a small state. It lies 109 kilometres (68 mi) north-west of Ouagadougou. Yako is known for its large mosque, and as the birthplace of Thomas Sankara.

  • Ouahigouya

    Ouahigouya is the most important town in northern Burkina Faso. It is the capital of the Yatenga Province and one of its subdivisions the Ouahigouya Department. It is also the biggest town in the Nord Region.

  • Dori, Burkina Faso

    Dori (also known as Winde or Wendu) is a town in northeastern Burkina Faso. It is located at around (14.03°N 0.03°W). It is the capital of Sahel Region and has a population of 17 675. The main ethnic group is the Fula (Fulani) but Tuaregs, Songhai, …

  • Fada N'gourma

    Fada N'gourma, also written Fada-Ngourma, or Noungu is a city and an important market town in eastern Burkina Faso, lying 219 kilometres (136 mi) east of Ouagadougou, in the Gourmantché area. It is the capital of the Gourma province.

  • R. S. S. Chennai bombing

    1993 bombing of RSS office in Chennai refers to the bombing of head office of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Chennai in Tamil Nadu on 8 August 1993.The bombings left 11 persons dead and 7 others injured.

  • Gaoua

    Gaoua is a market town in southern Burkina Faso known for its superstitious values and customs. Population 30,931 (2012 est.) Located in the red earth, green hills, and fast flowing streams of southwestern Burkina Faso, Gaoua is the capital of Poni …

  • Florianopolitan dialect

    Florianopolitan dialect, pejoratively called manezês or manezinho, is a variety of Brazilian Portuguese heavily influenced by (and often considered an extension of) the Azorean dialect. It is spoken by inhabitants of Florianópolis (the capital of Sa…

  • Yaro

    Yaro is a town in the Bagassi Department of Balé Province in southern Burkina Faso, in west Africa.

  • Tenkodogo

    Tenkodogo is the capital city of Boulgou Province and Centre-Est Region in Burkina Faso with a population of 48,534 (2012).

  • Tambao

    Tambao is a Manganese deposit and potential mine site in the Oudalan Province, located in the Sahel Region, which the far northeastern part of Burkina Faso. Tambao has been estimated, when exploited, to be one of the largest deposits in the region. …

  • is a city in southern Burkina Faso. It is the capital of the province of Nahouri. The main ethnic group are the Gurunsi.

  • Loropéni

    Loropéni is a market town in southern Burkina Faso, lying west of Gaoua. Nearby are the ancient stone ruins of Loropéni, added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2009. These ruins are the country's first World Heritage inscription. The site, which…

  • Kadiogo Province

    Kadiogo is a province of Burkina Faso, located in its Centre Region. Its area is of 2,805 km², containing six departments and a population of 1,523,980 (2006). Its capital is also the State capital, Ouagadougou. It features the central plateau of th…

  • Gorom-Gorom

    Gorom-Gorom is a town in northern Burkina Faso. Its name means you sit down, (and) we'll sit down, reminding of its role as an important crossroads in the Sahel.

  • Dédougou

    Dédougou is a city located in western Burkina Faso. It is the capital city of Mouhoun Province and Boucle du Mouhoun Region. The main ethnic groups are the Marka and the Bwa. The population of Dédougou was 37,793 in 2006; 18,778 were male and 19,015…

  • 2009 West Africa floods

    The 2009 West Africa floods are a natural disaster that began in June 2009 as a consequence of exceptionally heavy seasonal rainfall in large areas of West Africa. Several rivers, including the Pendjari, Niger, Volta and Senegal rivers, broke their …

  • Lawra

    Lawra is a small town and is the capital of Lawra district, a district in the Upper West Region of north Ghana.