Léraba is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso, located in its Cascades Region. Its capital is Sindou, its highest point is Mount Tenakourou with an elevation of 747 metres. Leraba is divided into 8 departments: Regions of Burkina Faso Provinces of Burkina Faso Departments of Burkina Faso
Sapouy is the capital of the province of Ziro in Burkina Faso. It is the capital of Ziro Province; the town is on the N6 highway which connects the national capital, Ouagadougou and Léo, the capital of Sissili Province
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
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
Ziro is the census town in Lower Subansiri district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It has been a favourite town for World Heritage Site for a number of years now. In a meeting of Archaeological Survey of India on 12 December 2002 it was shortlisted for inclusion in the Tentative List for further nomination to UNESCO for inscription in the World Heritage Site; the part of the town, the centre of economic activities and where the administrative offices are located is called as Hapoli or locally known by the Apatanis as "Hao-Polyang". Ziro is around 115 km from the state capital Itanagar and takes approx 3 and a half hours via the improved Hoj-Potin road along NH229 and 150 km via the Assam route. Earlier the nearest railway station from Ziro was located at Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh near the Arunachal-Assam border, around 100 km from Ziro; the nearest airport to the settlement is Lilabari, in North Lakhimpur district of Assam. 27°33′59″N 93°49′53″E Ziro is the district headquarter of Lower Subansiri district and is one of the oldest towns in Arunachal Pradesh.
It was the headquarters of the undivided Subansiri district comprising the present districts of Upper Subsansiri, Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri and Papum Pare. It is located at 27.63°N 93.83°E / 27.63. Its cool weather in summer is its major attraction, it is famous for its pine-clad gentle hills around rice field all around. Ziro is home to the Apatani tribe. Apatanis have few unique special characteristic features which differs from other tribes in Arunachal Pradesh and India. Few of these special characteristic features are: Apatanis are permanently settled in one place whereas other tribes are nomadic in nature move from one place to another in search of fertile lands, they travel vast area of forests and settle temporarily for not more than four to five years in one place. Apatanis cultivate permanent wet land cultivations whereas other tribes practice dry land cultivations by clearing the forests by burning the jungles. Apatanis used to practice facial tattoos before. Ziro is included as in India's Tentative List for UNESCO's World Heritage Site.
The climatic condition of the district varies from place to place as well as season to season. The climate is influenced by the nature of terrain depending upon altitude and location of place, it may broadly be divided into four seasons in a year: The cold weather season is from December to February March to May is the pre-monsoon season of thunderstorms The south–west monsoon from June to about the middle of October The second half of October to November, which constitutes the post-monsoon or the retreating monsoon period and is a period of transitionIn the foothills or low high belt area of the district, the climatic condition is moderate in comparison to high belt areas, where during winter it is cold and chilly, in summer is pleasant. December and January are the coldest month, July and August are warmest months. Annual rainfall in the south is heavier than that in the northern areas of the district. During the monsoon period more than 70 percent of the rain over the southern half occurs while in the northern portions it is about 60 percent.
Variability of rain fall for the monsoon and the year, as a whole, are small. Average annual rainfall of the district headquarters, Ziro recorded as 934.88 cm during 2000. Relative humidity is always high throughout the year except in the winter months being less humid. In the cold season, the sky is obscured on many mornings due to lifted fog which clears with the advance of the day moderately clouded in the period of March to May clouded to overcast in the monsoon season and clear or clouded during the post monsoon season. Winds are light strong katabatic winds down the valleys are experienced as local effect produced by the nature of terrain; as of 2011 India census, Ziro had a population of 12,806. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. In Ziro, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age. Ziro has large number of schools as compared to other towns in Arunachal Pradesh, it may as well be regarded as the schooling centre of Arunachal Pradesh. Apart from the numerous schools, Ziro has one university and one undergraduate arts college namely Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University and Saint Claret College respectively.
As of 2001 census, Ziro had an average literacy rate of 66%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy was 72%, female literacy was 60%. The older generation hadn't been exposed to formal education, but with the rapid pace of education of younger generations, the education scenario of Ziro grew tremendously and is poised to grow further. Urban populace of Lower Subansiri district reside in Ziro and as per 2011 census, average urban literacy rate in Lower Subansiri district is 85.52% of which males and females are 89.81% and 81.26% literates respectively. It is worth noting that, as per 2011 census, 84.58% population of Lower Subansiri districts lives in rural areas of villages. Literacy rate in rural areas of Lower Subansiri district is 72.27%. Still the combined literacy rate is 74.35%, second in Arunachal Pradesh, next only to Papumpare District where the capital city of Itanagar is located. New Palin, a town in the Kurung Kumey district Citations http://www.jagran.com/news/national-shiva-family-finds-shelter-in-kaliyuga-11123467.html?src=p2 http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5893/ https://www.adventuren.com/blog/ziro-arunachal-pradesh/
Centre-Ouest is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. The population of Centre-Ouest was 1,348,784 in 2011; the region's capital is Koudougou. Four provinces make up the region; as of 2010, the population of the region was 1,310,644 with 53.92 per cent females. The population in the region was 8.33 per cent of the total population of the country. The child mortality rate was 61, infant mortality rate was 87 and the mortality of children under five was 142; as of 2007, the literacy rate in the region was 28.8 per cent, compared to a national average of 28.3 per cent. The coverage of cereal need compared to the total production of the region was 135.00 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 southern regions have Savannah and forests. The principal river is the Black Volta, that originates in the southern region and 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 100 cm compared to northern regions that receive only 25 cm rainfall; as of 2010, the population of the region was 1,310,644 with 53.92 per cent females. The population in the region was 8.33 per cent of the total population of the country. The child mortality rate was 61, infant mortality rate was 87 and the mortality of children under five was 142.
As of 2007, among the working population, there were 59.30 per cent employees, 18.90 per cent under employed, 17.90 per cent inactive people, 21.80 per cent not working and 3.80 unemployed people in the region. The main languages spoken in Centre-Ouest as of 2006 were Moore and Numi. French is the official language throughout the country; the main road connecting the national capital and Burkina Faso's second largest city Bobo-Dioulasso traverses the province. Burkina Faso's only railway connects the region's largest city, Koudougou with Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso and Ivory Coast. There is no commercial airport in the province but Ouagadougou International Airport is 141 km southeast of Koudougou and as of June 2014 the airport had scheduled flights to most major cities in West Africa as well as Paris and Istanbul; as of 2007, there were 678.1 km of highways, 231.8 km of regional roads and 634.7 km of county roads. The first set of car traffic was 38, first set of two-wheeler traffic was 3,166 and the total classified road network was 1,545.
The total corn produced during 2015 was 121,780 tonnes, cotton was 27,059 tonnes, cowpea was 49,972 tonnes, ground nut was 43,284 tonnes, millet was 72,426 tonnes, rice was 16,215 tonnes and sorghum was 260,885 tonnes. The coverage of cereal need compared to the total production of the region was 135.00 per cent. As of 2007, the literacy rate in the region was 28.8 per cent, compared to a national average of 28.3 per cent. The gross primary enrolment was 83.7 per cent, pos-primary was 26.9 per cent and gross secondary school enrolment was 8.8. There were 898 boys and 473 girls enroled in the primary and post-secondary level. There were 49 teachers in primary & post-secondary level, while there were 926 teachers in post-primary and post-secondary level. Adult literacy in the region increased from 23,0% in 2003 to 28,3% in 2008. In 2011 the region had 1,002 primary schools and 112 secondary schools; the University of Koudougou is located in the region and had around 5,400 students in 2010/2011. In 2010/11 10,1% of the population attended secondary school, below the national average of 10.7%.
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
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