Fada N'Gourma, also written Fada-Ngourma, or Noungu[1] is a city and an important market town[2] in eastern Burkina Faso, lying 219 kilometres (136 mi) east of Ouagadougou, in the Gourmantché area. It is the capital of the East region and of Gourma province. It is known for its blanket and carpet manufacturing as well as its honey.

Fada N'Gourma

Noungu
City
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Fada N'Gourma is located in Burkina Faso
Fada N'Gourma
Fada N'Gourma
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 12°03′N 0°22′E / 12.050°N 0.367°E / 12.050; 0.367
Country Burkina Faso
RegionEst Region
ProvinceGourma Province
DepartmentFada N'gourma Department
Incorporated1970
Government
 • MayorYendifimba Jean Claude LOUARI
Area
 • Total36 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation
294 m (965 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total61,005
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

EtymologyEdit

In Hausa, Fada N'gourma means "place where one pays the tax."[3]

HistoryEdit

The town was founded by Diaba Lompo as Bingo at the beginning of the 13th century.[4] The French arrived at the town in January, 1895 and the local Gurma ruler accepted French protection.[5]

ClimateEdit

Fada N'gourma has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh).

HealthEdit

The city features both state and private health facilities. The city is the site of a Regional Hospital Center, the reference hospital for the East region.


Climate data for Fada-N'Fourma (1971–2000, extremes 1919–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.0
(105.8)
44.4
(111.9)
48.5
(119.3)
45.2
(113.4)
44.4
(111.9)
41.4
(106.5)
39.4
(102.9)
37.0
(98.6)
38.8
(101.8)
41.8
(107.2)
42.0
(107.6)
40.4
(104.7)
48.5
(119.3)
Average high °C (°F) 33.5
(92.3)
36.4
(97.5)
38.8
(101.8)
39.6
(103.3)
37.3
(99.1)
34.2
(93.6)
31.6
(88.9)
30.5
(86.9)
31.9
(89.4)
35.5
(95.9)
36.2
(97.2)
33.9
(93.0)
35.0
(95.0)
Average low °C (°F) 17.2
(63.0)
19.9
(67.8)
23.8
(74.8)
26.1
(79.0)
25.6
(78.1)
23.6
(74.5)
22.4
(72.3)
21.9
(71.4)
21.8
(71.2)
21.7
(71.1)
18.7
(65.7)
17.3
(63.1)
21.7
(71.1)
Record low °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
11.4
(52.5)
15.8
(60.4)
17.5
(63.5)
13.5
(56.3)
15.0
(59.0)
17.0
(62.6)
18.5
(65.3)
18.0
(64.4)
15.2
(59.4)
11.8
(53.2)
8.4
(47.1)
8.4
(47.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.0
(0.0)
0.3
(0.01)
10.8
(0.43)
28.4
(1.12)
85.8
(3.38)
111.0
(4.37)
179.0
(7.05)
205.0
(8.07)
134.5
(5.30)
39.2
(1.54)
0.5
(0.02)
1.4
(0.06)
795.9
(31.33)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 0 0 1 4 8 10 13 16 12 5 0 0 69
Average relative humidity (%) 26 25 27 43 58 69 78 84 83 71 46 31 53
Mean monthly sunshine hours 292 269 267 259 280 257 241 224 237 279 288 289 3,182
Source #1: World Meteorological Organization,[6] Meteo Climat (record highs and lows)[7]
Source #2: Deutscher Wetterdienst (humidity, 1961–1967, and sun, 1961–1990)[8][9][a]

International RelationsEdit

Twin towns - Sister citiesEdit

Fada N'Gourma has the following sister cities:[10]

OrganizationsEdit

The following international organizations have offices in Fada N'Gourma:

GalleryEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Station ID for Fada N'Gourma is 65507 Use this station ID to locate the sunshine duration

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. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  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. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  6. ^ "World Weather Information Service – Fada Ngourma". World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Station Fada Ngourma" (in French). Meteo Climat. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Klimatafel von Fada N'Gourma / Burkina Faso (Obervolta)" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Station 65507: Fada N'Gourma". Global station data 1961–1990—Sunshine Duration. Deutscher Wetterdienst. Archived from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Sister cities of Fada N'gourma — sistercity.info". en.sistercity.info. Retrieved 2018-10-24.

Coordinates: 12°03′N 0°22′E / 12.050°N 0.367°E / 12.050; 0.367