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Business in Ouagadougou (capital of Burkina)

Foreign Trade and Business in Ouagadougou: Headquarters of CAMES, UEMOA

Ouagadougou is the capital and the largest city of Burkina Faso (2,5 million people 2015, 59.126 in 1960)

  1. The headquarters of the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES) and West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) are in Ouagadougou.
  2. Burkinabe Province: Central region of Burkina Faso (West Africa)
  3. Ouagadougou (Wogodogo): “where we received honours, respect”
  4. Ouagadougou is the Higher Education Centre of Burkina Faso

Festivals and Exhibitions in Ouagadougou. Ouagadougou is one of the African cities that organises more exhibitions and fairs:

  1. Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO)
  2. International Handicrafts Fair of Ouagadougou (SIAO)
  3. International Tourism and Hospitality Trade Fair of Ouagadougou (SITHO)
  4. International Exhibition of mines, energy and quarries (SEMICA)

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Estimation of the number of motorcycles in Ouagadougou: 600,000 (three factories for the Burkinabe market)

Motorcycles in Burkina Faso

The most important languages in Ouagadougou, besides French, are:
  1. Mooré: 343,000 people (77% of the population)
  2. Dyula: 21,000 people (4,70% of the population)
  3. Bissa: 12,000 people (2,86% of the population)

International Handicrafts Fair of Ouagadougou (SIAO)
Burkinabe dancers in the International Handicrafts Fair of Ouagadougou (SIAO)

  1. Climate of Ouagadougou: Intertropical (dry season and rainy season: end of May - end of September)
  2. Calling code of Ouagadougou: (+226) 25
  3. Area of Ouagadougou: 2,805 km²
  4. Foundation of the Kingdom of Ouagadougou by Igo Khassé Dingka (Soninke)
  5. Ouagadougou was founded in the 11th century by the Nyonyonsé. Ouagadougou (Wogdgo): “Come to honor me
  6. Ouagadougou was the capital of the Mossi Empire in 1441
  7. King of the Mossi: Mogho Naba
  8. Capital of the territory of the Upper Volta in 1919

Transport in Ouagadougou

  1. Ouagadougou International Airport
  2. Ouagadougou-Abidjan (Ivory Coast) Railway
  3. Benin-Niger-Burkina Faso-Ivory Coast Railway Loop
  4. National Road no 1: Ouagadougou - Bobo-Dioulasso
  5. Routes to Niamey (Niger), Bamako (Mali), Lomé (Togo) Cotonou (Benin) and Accra (Ghana)
  6. Distances from Ouagadougou to:
    1. Banfora: 450 kilometres
    2. Dédougou: 250 kilometres
    3. Tenkodogo: 185 kilometres
    4. Kaya: 100 kilometres
    5. Koudougou: 100 kilometres
    6. Ouahigouya: 185 kilometres
    7. Fada N'Gourma: 219 kilometres
    8. Gaoua: 381 kilometres
    9. Bamako: 850 kilometres

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