Tenkodogo is the capital city of Boulgou Province and the Centre-Est Region of Burkina Faso with a population of 58,600 (2019).[1][2]

Tenkodogo
Tenkodogo-Entrée.jpg
Tenkodogo is located in Burkina Faso
Tenkodogo
Tenkodogo
Location within Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 11°47′N 0°22′W / 11.783°N 0.367°W / 11.783; -0.367
Country Burkina Faso
RegionCentre-Est Region
ProvinceBoulgou Province
DepartmentTenkodogo Department
Elevation
234 m (768 ft)
Population
 (2019 census)[1]
 • Total58,600
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

EconomyEdit

The villages surrounding Tenkodogo are primarily based around animal husbandry.

The main market takes place every 3 days.

The Restaurant Patisserie Salon du Thé is known for its tea, yoghurt and pastries.

The Le Rotisseur restaurant is known for its grilled chicken.

Notable hotels include Hotel Djamou, Hotel Djamou Annexe, Hotel Laafi, and Auberge Riale.[3]

PoliticsEdit

On 29 January 2016, the king of Tenkodogo, Naba Saga, died while in Thailand for hospital care.[4] He was the 28th king of Tenkodogo according to tradition and was inducted on 5 October 2001. He had taken the position after the death of his father, Naba Tigre, in September 2001. He was succeeded by Naba Guiguem-Pollé as king.[5]

TransportEdit

The town is connected to Koupéla and Bittou, along the N15 highway.

ClimateEdit

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot semi-arid (BSh) that closely borders with tropical wet and dry (Aw).

Climate data for Tenkodogo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 34.2
(93.6)
35.9
(96.6)
38.9
(102.0)
39.2
(102.6)
36.5
(97.7)
33.9
(93.0)
31.5
(88.7)
30.4
(86.7)
31.6
(88.9)
34.7
(94.5)
36
(97)
34.4
(93.9)
34.8
(94.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.5
(79.7)
28.6
(83.5)
31.5
(88.7)
32.4
(90.3)
30.5
(86.9)
28.4
(83.1)
26.7
(80.1)
25.9
(78.6)
26.5
(79.7)
28.4
(83.1)
28.2
(82.8)
26.6
(79.9)
28.4
(83.0)
Average low °C (°F) 19.8
(67.6)
21.3
(70.3)
24.1
(75.4)
25.6
(78.1)
24.6
(76.3)
23
(73)
21.9
(71.4)
21.4
(70.5)
21.4
(70.5)
22.1
(71.8)
20.4
(68.7)
18.8
(65.8)
22.0
(71.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.0)
3
(0.1)
11
(0.4)
26
(1.0)
79
(3.1)
110
(4.3)
177
(7.0)
243
(9.6)
150
(5.9)
35
(1.4)
1
(0.0)
2
(0.1)
838
(32.9)
Source: Climate-Data.org, elevation: 309 m[6]

DemographicsEdit

Year Population
1985 23,331[7]
1996 31,466[7]
2006 44,491[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Citypopulation.de Population of cities & urban localities in Burkina Faso
  2. ^ Manson, Katrina, Knight, James (2006). Burkina Faso. Bradt Travel Guides. The Globe Pequot Press Inc. p. 183. ISBN 1-84162-154-4.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Manson, Katrina, Knight, James (2006). Burkina Faso. Bradt Travel Guides. The Globe Pequot Press Inc. p. 184. ISBN 1-84162-154-4.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Décès du roi de Tenkodogo : Qui était Naba Saga ? - leFaso.net, l'actualité au Burkina Faso". lefaso.net (in French). Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  5. ^ "Palais royal de Tenkodogo : Les autorités régionales sollicitent l'accompagnement de Naba Guiguem-Pollé". www.sidwaya.bf. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  6. ^ "Climate: Tenkodogo - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "La région du Centre-Est en chiffres" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tenkodogo at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 11°47′N 0°22′W / 11.783°N 0.367°W / 11.783; -0.367