Boucle du Mouhoun Region

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Boucle du Mouhoun
Trucks loaded with cotton in Dédougou
Trucks loaded with cotton in Dédougou
Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 12°30′N 3°30′W / 12.500°N 3.500°W / 12.500; -3.500Coordinates: 12°30′N 3°30′W / 12.500°N 3.500°W / 12.500; -3.500
Country  Burkina Faso
Capital Dédougou
 • Total 34,333 km2 (13,256 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,434,847
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Boucle du Mouhoun is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001 and had a population of 1,434,847 in 2006. It is the 2nd most populous region in Burkina Faso after Centre Region, and contains 10.5% of all Burkinabé.[1] The region's capital is Dédougou. Six provinces make up the Boucle du Mouhoun region – Balé, Banwa, Kossi, Mouhoun, Nayala, and Sourou.

The Provinces of Boucle du Mouhoun
Province Capital Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Balé Province Boromo 213,897
Banwa Province Solenzo 267,934
Kossi Province Nouna 272,223
Mouhoun Province Dédougou 298,008
Nayala Province Toma 162,869
Sourou Province Tougan 219,826


  1. ^ a b National 2006 census preliminary results [1]