Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso and the administrative, communications and economic centre of the nation. It is the country's largest city, with a population of 2,200,000 in 2015; the city's name is shortened to Ouaga. The inhabitants are called ouagalais; the spelling of the name Ouagadougou is derived from the French orthography common in former French African colonies. Ouagadougou's primary industries are textiles, it is served by an international airport and is linked by rail to Abidjan in the Ivory Coast and, for freight only, to Kaya. There are several highways linking the city to Niamey, south to Ghana, southwest to Ivory Coast. Ouagadougou has one of West Africa's largest markets, which burned down in 2003 and has since reopened with better facilities and improved fire-prevention measures. Other attractions include the National Museum of Burkina Faso, the Moro-Naba Palace, the National Museum of Music, several craft markets; the name Ouagadougou dates back to the 15th century.
They were in constant conflict until 1441 when Wubri, a Yonyonse hero and an important figure in Burkina Faso's history, led his tribe to victory. He renamed the area from "Kumbee-Tenga", as the Ninsi had called it, to "Wage sabre soba koumbem tenga", meaning "head war chief's village". Ouagadougou is a Francophone spelling of the name; the city became the capital of the Mossi Empire in 1441 and became the permanent residence of the Mossi emperors in 1681. The Moro-Naba Ceremony is still performed every Friday by his court. In 1919 the French made Ouagadougou the capital of the Upper Volta territory. In 1954 the railroad line from Ivory Coast reached the city. Ouagadougou's population doubled from 1954 to 1960 and has been doubling about every ten years since. On 15 January 2016, gunmen armed with heavy weapons attacked central Ouagadougou at the Cappuccino restaurant and the Splendid Hotel. 28 people were killed, at least 56 wounded. Three of the perpetrators were killed. Ouagadougou, situated on the central plateau, grew around the imperial palace of the Mogho Naaba.
An administrative centre of colonial rule, it became an important urban centre in the post-colonial era. First the capital of the Mossi Kingdoms and of Upper Volta and Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou became a veritable communal centre in 1995. Ouagadougou's climate is hot semi-arid under Köppen-Geiger classification, borders with tropical wet and dry; the city is part of the Sudano-Sahelian area, with annual rainfall of about 800 mm. The rainy season stretches from May to October, its height from June to September, with an average temperature of 28 °C; the cold season runs from December to January, with a minimum average temperature of 16 °C. The maximum temperature during the hot season, which runs from March to May, can reach 43 °C; the harmattan and the monsoon are the two main factors. Though Ouagadougou is farther from the equator, its hottest months' temperatures are hotter than those of Bobo-Dioulasso, the country's second most populous city. Ouagadougou's first municipal elections were held in 1956.
The city is governed by a mayor, elected to a five-year term, two senior councillors, 90 councillors. The city is divided into five arrondissements, consisting of 30 sectors, which are subdivided into districts. Districts of Ouagadougou include Gounghin, Koulouba, Niogsin, Peuloghin and Tiendpalogo. Seventeen villages comprise the Ouagadougou metropolitan area, about 219.3 km2. The population of this area is estimated at 48 % of whom are men and 52 % women; the rural population is about 5% and the urban population about 95% of the total, the density is 6,727 inhabitants per square kilometre, according to the 2006 census. Ouagadougou's communes have invested in huge city-management projects; this is because Ouagadougou constitutes a'cultural centre' by merit of holding the SIAO and the FESPACO. Moreover, the villages' growing affluence allows for such investment, the population's rapid growth necessitates it. Though literacy in Ouagadougou is not high, there are three universities in the city; the largest is the state University of Ouagadougou, founded in 1974.
In 2010 it had around 40,000 students. The city's official language is French and the principal local languages are More and Fulfulde; the bilingual program in schools was established in 1994. International schools include: Lycée Saint-Exupéry de Ouagadougou International School of Ouagadougou Ouagadougou's inhabitants play a wide array of sports, including association football and volleyball. There are activities organized by the local authorities. Ouagadougou has both state and private hospitals; the two state hospitals in the city are the Centre hospitalier national Yalgado Ouedraogo and the Centre hospitalier national pédiatrique Charles de Gaulle. Despite that, the local population still can only afford traditional local medicine and the "pharmacopée". Many residents travel on mopeds; the large private vendor of motorcycles JC Megamonde sells 50,000 motorbike
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