Nord Region (Burkina Faso)
Nord is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001; the population of Nord was 1,182,770 in 2006. The region's capital is Ouahigouya. Four provinces make up the region—Loroum, Passoré, Zondoma; as of 2010, the population of the region was 1,306,619 with 53.43 per cent females. The population in the region was 8.31 per cent of the total population of the country. The child mortality rate was 88, infant mortality rate was 72 and the mortality of children under five was 153; the coverage of cereal need compared to the total production of the region was 85.00 per cent. As of 2007, the literacy rate in the region was 27 per cent, compared to a national average of 28.3 per cent. Most of Burkino Faso is a wide plateau is called falaise de Banfora. There are three major rivers, the Red Volta, Black Volta and White Volta, which cuts through different valleys; the climate is hot, with unreliable rains across different seasons. Gold and quartz are common minerals found across the country, while manganese deposits are common.
The dry season is from October to May and rains are common during the wet season from June to September. The soil texture is porous and hence the yield is poor; the average elevation is around 200 m to 300 m above mean sea level. Among West African countries, Burkino Faso has the largest elephant population and the country is replete with game reserves; the northern regions are arid and have scrub land and semi-deserts. The principal river is the Red Volta, that drains into Ghana; the areas near the rivers have flies like tsetse and similium, which are carriers of sleep sickness and river blindness. The average rainfall in the region is around 25 cm compared to southern regions that receive only 100 cm rainfall; as of 2010, the population of the region was 1,306,619 with 53.43 per cent females. The population in the region was 8.31 per cent of the total population of the country. The child mortality rate was 88, infant mortality rate was 72 and the mortality of children under five was 153; as of 2007, among the working population, there were 43.60 per cent employees, 13.70 per cent under employed, 36.80 per cent inactive people, 42.70 per cent not working and 5.90 unemployed people in the region.
As of 2007, there were 434.5 km of highways, 135.4 km of regional roads and 569 km of county roads. The first set of car traffic was 40, first set of two-wheeler traffic was 3,061 and the total classified road network was 1,139; the total corn produced during 2015 was 10,256 tonnes, cotton was zero tonnes, cowpea was 110,466 tonnes, ground nut was 26,026 tonnes, millet was 110,057 tonnes, rice was 9,125 tonnes and sorghum was 157,661 tonnes. The coverage of cereal need compared to the total production of the region was 85.00 per cent. As of 2007, the literacy rate in the region was 27 per cent, compared to a national average of 28.3 per cent. The gross primary enrolment was 93.1 per cent, pos-primary was 24 per cent and gross secondary school enrolment was 7.6. There were 233 boys and 372 girls enroled in the primary and post-secondary level. There were 35 teachers in primary & post-secondary level, while there were 715 teachers in post-primary and post-secondary level. Burkina Faso gained independence from France in 1960.
It was called Upper Volta. There have been military coups till 1983 when Captain Thomas Sankara took control and implemented radical left wing policies, he was outsed by Blaise Compaore, who continued for 27 years till 2014, when a popular uprising ended his rule. As per Law No.40/98/AN in 1998, Burkina Faso adhered to decentralization to provide administrative and financial autonomy to local communities. There are each governed by a Governor; the regions are subdivided into 45 provinces. The communes are interchangeable. There are other administrative entities like village. An urban commune has 10,000 people under it. If any commune is not able to get 75 per cent of its planned budget in revenues for 3 years, the autonomy is taken off; the communes are administered by elected Mayors. The communes are stipulated to develop economic and cultural values of its citizens. A commune has financial autonomy and can interact with other communes, government agencies or international entities
Séno is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso, located in its Sahel Region. The name of the province comes from the Fulfulde seeno, for "sandy plain." Its capital is Dori. Seno is divided into 6 departments: Regions of Burkina Faso Provinces of Burkina Faso Departments of Burkina Faso
Loroum is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso, located in its Nord Region. Its capital is Titao. In 2011 the province had 192 primary schools and 12 secondary schools. In 2011 the province had 20 health and social promotion centers, 3 doctors and 52 nurses. Loroum is divided into 4 departments: Regions of Burkina Faso Provinces of Burkina Faso Departments of Burkina Faso
Poni is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso, located in its Sud-Ouest Region. Its capital is Gaoua. Poni is divided into 9 departments: Bouroum-Bouroum Djigoue Gaoua Gbomblora Kampti Loropeni Malba Nako Perigban Poni Province is home to Burkina Faso's first UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ruins of Loropéni, added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2009. Regions of Burkina Faso Provinces of Burkina Faso Departments of Burkina Faso
Kompienga is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso, located in its Est Region. The capital of Kompienga is Pama; the province borders the country of Togo. The Kompienga Dam located in the province is the country's first hydro-electric dam and is responsible for much of Ouagadougou's electricity supply. West Africa
Gourma is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso and is in Est Region. The capital of Gourma is Fada N'gourma; the population of Gourma was 304,169 in 2006. Gourma is divided into 6 departments: Regions of Burkina Faso Provinces of Burkina Faso Departments of Burkina Faso
Provinces of Burkina Faso
The regions of Burkina Faso are divided into 45 administrative provinces. These 45 provinces are sub-divided into 351 departments or communes. Here is a list of the provinces, with their capitals in parentheses: Balé Banwa Kossi Mouhoun Nayala Sourou Comoé Léraba Kadiogo Boulgou Koulpélogo Kouritenga Bam Namentenga Sanmatenga Boulkiemdé Sanguié Sissili Ziro Bazèga Nahouri Zoundwéogo Gnagna Gourma Komondjari Kompienga Tapoa Houet Kénédougou Tuy Loroum Passoré Yatenga Zondoma Ganzourgou Kourwéogo Oubritenga Oudalan Séno Soum Yagha Bougouriba Ioba Noumbiel Poni Geography of Burkina Faso Regions of Burkina Faso Communes of Burkina Faso ISO 3166-2:BF Provinces of Burkina Faso at Statoids.com