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 were female.[1] It is the 9th largest city in Burkina Faso.[1]

Dédougou
2015.03-427-032app monument(for politician and writer Nazi BONI),reading Dédougou,BF thu05mar2015-1032h.jpg
Dédougou is located in Burkina Faso
Dédougou
Dédougou
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 12°28′N 3°28′W / 12.467°N 3.467°W / 12.467; -3.467
Country Burkina Faso
RegionBoucle du Mouhoun Region
ProvinceMouhoun Province
Area
 • Total6,659 km2 (2,571 sq mi)
Elevation
299 m (981 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total42,542
 • Density6.4/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Area code(s)+226 20
WebsiteOfficial website

Dédougou is also the location of the Festival International des Masques et des Arts (FESTIMA), a biennial international festival celebrating traditional cultural masks.[2][3][4]

Cotton packing in Dédougou

Coordinates: 12°28′N 3°28′W / 12.467°N 3.467°W / 12.467; -3.467

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National 2006 census preliminary results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  2. ^ "FESTIMA". Official FESTIMA Website. Retrieved 11 January 2018. (in French)
  3. ^ Balzani Loov, Jacob (13 March 2016). "In Burkina Faso: FESTIMA, a festival of African masks". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. ^ "FESTIMA 2018 in Dédougou, Burkina Faso". Everfest. Retrieved 8 January 2018.

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