Ouahigouya

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Ouahigouya
Ouahigouya road.jpg
Ouahigouya is located in Burkina Faso
Ouahigouya
Ouahigouya
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 13°35′N 2°25′W / 13.583°N 2.417°W / 13.583; -2.417
Country Burkina Faso
ProvinceNord Region
ProvinceYatenga Province
Founded1757
Elevation
315 m (1,033 ft)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total86,569
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

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.[2]

In July 2010, the US Government warned Americans that there was a real danger that they might be kidnapped by terrorists in the city.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11.
  2. "Burkina Faso Census 2006" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-10-04.
  3. "OSAC - Warden Message: Ouahigouya (Burkina Faso) Kidnapping Threat". osac.gov. Retrieved 14 August 2010.