Banwa 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 Solenzo
 • Total 2,271 sq mi (5,882 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 267,934
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Banwa is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso and is in Boucle du Mouhoun Region. The capital of Banwa is Solenzo. In 2006 it had a population of 267,934. It is a rural province with 255,337 of its residents living in the countryside; only 12,597 live in urban areas. There are 131,100 men living in Bam Province and 136,834 women.[1]

Banwa is divided into 6 departments:

The Departments of Banwa
Departments Capitals Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Balavé Department Balavé 16,412
Kouka Department Kouka 59,588
Sami Department Sami 8,684
Sanaba Department Sanaba 34,166
Solenzo Department Solenzo 118,424
Tansila Department Tansila 30,660

See also:


  1. ^ a b National 2006 census preliminary results

Coordinates: 12°10′N 4°10′W / 12.167°N 4.167°W / 12.167; -4.167