Ouagadougou

capital of Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou[2] (/ˌwɑːɡəˈdɡ/, is the capital of Burkina Faso.[3] It is also the country's biggest city. In Ouagadougou, people mainly make clothing and food. Ouagadougou's mayor is chosen every five years. Ouagadougou is near the equator. It is always warm. In Ouagadougou, people speak French. Ouagadougou is one of the poorest cities in Africa. Almost 70% of its people can not read or write[4] but the city has ten universities.

Ouagadougou
City
Ouagadougou skyline
Ouagadougou skyline
Flag of Ouagadougou
Flag
Nickname(s): 
Ouaga
Ouagadougou is located in Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
Ouagadougou
Location within Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou is located in Africa
Ouagadougou
Ouagadougou
Ouagadougou (Africa)
Coordinates: 12°22′N 1°32′W / 12.367°N 1.533°W / 12.367; -1.533Coordinates: 12°22′N 1°32′W / 12.367°N 1.533°W / 12.367; -1.533
Country Burkina Faso
RegionCentre Region
ProvinceKadiogo
Government
 • MayorArmand Béouindé (since 2016)
Area
 • City219.3 km2 (84.7 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,805 km2 (1,083 sq mi)
Elevation
305 m (1,001 ft)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • City2,200,000
 • Density6,727/km2 (17,420/sq mi)
 • Metro
2,500,000
Time zoneUTC
Area code(s)+226
ClimateBSh
Websitewww.mairie-ouaga.bf

EconomyEdit

Informal trade is widespread in the streets[5].

International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Ouagadougou is twinned with following cities:

ReferencesEdit

  1. "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 11 January 2013.
  2. "Ouagadougou | Facts & History". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  3. "Bienvenue sur le site Officiel du Premier Ministère du Burkina Faso". www.gouvernement.gov.bf. Archived from the original on 15 September 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  4. Reuters AlertNet
  5. Nancy Benjamin, Ahmadou Aly Mbaye, The Informal Sector in Francophone Africa: Firm Size, Productivity, and Institutions, World Bank Publications, 2012
  6. "Partner Cities of Lyon and Greater Lyon". 2008 Mairie de Lyon. Archived from the original on 19 July 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2009.
  7. Ouagadougou and Taipei establish sister cities link Archived 3 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  8. "Taipei – International Sister Cities". Taipei City Council. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2013-08-23.

Other websitesEdit