Boucle du Mouhoun Region

region of Burkina Faso

Boucle du Mouhoun is a region in Burkina Faso. The capital city is Dédougou.

Boucle du Mouhoun
Region
Trucks loaded with cotton in Dédougou
Trucks loaded with cotton in Dédougou
Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 12°30′N 3°30′W / 12.500°N 3.500°W / 12.500; -3.500Coordinates: 12°30′N 3°30′W / 12.500°N 3.500°W / 12.500; -3.500
Country Burkina Faso
CapitalDédougou
Area
 • Total34,333 km2 (13,256 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total1,434,847
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT 0)

It was created on 2 July 2001. Six provinces make up the Boucle du Mouhoun region — Balé, Banwa, Kossi, Mouhoun, Nayala, and Sourou. There are three major rivers, the Red Volta, Black Volta and White Volta.