Balé Province

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Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Provincial map of its departments
Provincial map of its departments
Country  Burkina Faso
Region Boucle du Mouhoun
Capital Boromo
 • Total 4,596 km2 (1,775 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 213,897
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Balé is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso, located in its Boucle du Mouhoun Region with Boromo as capital. Its area is 4,595 km², and in 2006 had a population of 213,897. Most people in the province live in rural areas; 199,012 Burkinabé live in the countryside with only 14,885 people residing in urban areas. There are 105,853 men living in Balé Province and 108,044 women.[1]

Boromo is located on the main road from Ouagadougou to Bobo-Dioulasso and known for its National Park where one can see savannah elephant herds.

Bale is divided into 10 departments:

The Departments of Bale
Department Capital city Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Bagassi Department Bagassi 33,130
Bana Department Bana 12,999
Boromo Department Boromo 30,305
Fara Department Fara 37,194
Oury Department Oury 26,892
Pâ Department Pa 19,675
Pompoi Department Pompoi 11,060
Poura Department Poura 12,075
Siby Department Siby 14,143
Yaho Department Yaho 16,424

See also:


  1. ^ a b National 2006 census preliminary results

Coordinates: 11°42′N 3°10′W / 11.700°N 3.167°W / 11.700; -3.167