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Coordinates: 12°22′N 1°32′W / 12.367°N 1.533°W / 12.367; -1.533Coordinates: 12°22′N 1°32′W / 12.367°N 1.533°W / 12.367; -1.533
Country Burkina Faso
RegionCentre Region
ProvinceKadiogo
Government
 • MayorArmand Béouindé (since 2016)
Area
 • City219.3 km2 (84.7 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,805 km2 (1,083 sq mi)
Elevation
305 m (1,001 ft)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • City2,200,000
 • Density6,727/km2 (17,420/sq mi)
 • Metro
2,500,000
Time zoneUTC
ClimateBSh
Websitewww.mairie-ouaga.bf

Ouagadougou[2] (/ˌwɑːɡəˈdɡ/, is the capital of Burkina Faso.[3] 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[4] but the city has ten universities.

Economy

Informal trade is widespread in the streets[5].

International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Burkina Faso

Twin towns – Sister cities

Ouagadougou is twinned with following cities:

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