Ouahigouya

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Ouahigouya
A road in Ouahigouya
Coordinates: 13°35′N 2°25′W / 13.583°N 2.417°W / 13.583; -2.417Coordinates: 13°35′N 2°25′W / 13.583°N 2.417°W / 13.583; -2.417
Region Nord Region
Province Yatenga Province
Department Ouahigouya Department
Population (2006)
 • Total 70,957
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Ouahigouya is a city in Burkina Faso. It is the fifth largest city in Burkina Faso. A census taken in 2006 stated that 70,957 people lived in the city; 35,017 were male and 35,940 were female.[1]

In July 2010, the US Government warned Americans that there was a real danger that they might be kidnapped by terrorists in the city.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Burkina Faso Census 2006". http://www.insd.bf/Documents/Publications/INSD/Publications/Resultats_enquetes/Autres%20enq/Rapport_preliminaire_RGPH06.pdf. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
  2. "OSAC - Warden Message: Ouahigouya (Burkina Faso) Kidnapping Threat". osac.gov. https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=118984. Retrieved 14 August 2010.