Cascades Region

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Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 10°15′N 4°30′W / 10.250°N 4.500°W / 10.250; -4.500Coordinates: 10°15′N 4°30′W / 10.250°N 4.500°W / 10.250; -4.500
Country  Burkina Faso
Capital Banfora
 • Total 7,107 sq mi (18,406 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 524,956
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Cascades is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001. The population of Cascades was 524,956 in 2006. It is the least populous region in Burkina Faso and contains 3.8% of all Burkinabé.[1] The region's capital is Banfora. Two provinces, Comoé and Léraba, make up the region.

The Provinces of Cascades
Province Capital Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Comoé Province Banfora 400,534
Léraba Province Sindou 124,422
A market in Banfora


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