Dori, Burkina Faso

Dori (also known as Winde or Wendu[1]) is a town in northeastern Burkina Faso. It is located at around 14°02′N 0°02′W / 14.03°N 0.03°W / 14.03; -0.03. It is the capital of Sahel Region and has a population of 17,675.[2] The main ethnic group is the Fula (Fulani) but Tuaregs, Songhai, and Hausa people are often present. It is a town known for its herders and popular livestock markets.[3][4]

Dori
A farmer on the streets of Dori
A farmer on the streets of Dori
Dori is located in Burkina Faso
Dori
Dori
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 14°02′N 0°02′W / 14.03°N 0.03°W / 14.03; -0.03Coordinates: 14°02′N 0°02′W / 14.03°N 0.03°W / 14.03; -0.03
Country Burkina Faso
RegionSahel Region
ProvinceSéno Province
Elevation
286 m (938 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total17,675
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

MinesEdit

In 2004, a proposal surfaced to link the manganese mines by rail with the seaports of Ghana.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  2. ^ Burkinabé government inforoute communale Archived 2016-12-31 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  4. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  5. ^ http://www.otal.com/ghana/transportnews.htm

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