Dédougou

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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 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 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National 2006 census preliminary results
  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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