Ouagadougou

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Ouagadougou
Skyline of Ouagadougou
Nickname(s): 
Ouaga
Location of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso
Location of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso
Country23x15px Burkina Faso
RegionCentre Region
ProvinceKadiogo
Government
 • MayorSimon Compaoré (since 1995)
Area
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 • Metro
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Elevation
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Population
 (2006-Dec-09)
 • City1,475,223
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 • Metro
1,727,390
Websitehttp://www.mairie-ouaga.bf

Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso. It is also the country's biggest city. In Ouagadougou, people mainly make clothing and food. Ouagadougou's mayor is chosen every five years. Ouagadougou is near the equator. It is always warm. In Ouagadougou, people speak French. Ouagadougou is one of the poorest cities in Africa. Almost 70% of its people can not read or write[1] but the city has ten universities.

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