Centre-Ouest Region

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Centre-Ouest
Region
The Grand Marché in Koudougou, the region's largest urban center.
The Grand Marché in Koudougou, the region's largest urban center.
Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 11°45′N 2°15′W / 11.750°N 2.250°W / 11.750; -2.250Coordinates: 11°45′N 2°15′W / 11.750°N 2.250°W / 11.750; -2.250
Country  Burkina Faso
Capital Koudougou
Area
 • Total 8,387 sq mi (21,722 km2)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,348,784[1]
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Centre-Ouest is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. The population of Centre-Ouest was 1,348,784 in 2011.[2] The region's capital is Koudougou. Four provinces (Boulkiemdé, Sanguié, Sissili, and Ziro) make up the region.

Education[edit]

Adult (15+) literacy in the region increased from 23,0% in 2003 to 28,3% in 2008.[3] In 2011 the region had 1,002 primary schools and 112 secondary schools. The University of Koudougou is also located in the region and had around 5,400 students in 2010/2011.[4] In 2010/11 10,1% of the population (aged 13-19) attended secondary school, which was below the national average of 10.7%.[5]

Transportation[edit]

Koudougou train station

The main road connecting the national capital, Ouagadougou, and Burkina Faso's second largest city Bobo-Dioulasso traverses the province (east to west). Burkina Faso's only railway connects the region's largest city, Koudougou with Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso and Ivory Coast. There is no commercial airport in the province but Ouagadougou International Airport is approximately 141km southeast of Koudougou and as of June 2014 the airport had regularly scheduled flights to most major cities in West Africa as well as Paris, Brussels and Istanbul.

Provinces[edit]

The Region has 4 provinces.

The Provinces of Centre-Ouest
Province Capital Population
(Census 2011)[6]
Boulkiemdé Province Koudougou 567,680
Sanguié Province Réo 333,195
Sissili Province Léo 240,830
Ziro Province Sapouy 207,079

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La région du Centre-Ouest en chiffres". Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD). 2011. p. 6. 
  2. ^ "La région du Centre-Ouest en chiffres". Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD). 2011. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "La région du Centre-Ouest en chiffres". Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD). 2011. p. 6. 
  4. ^ Government of France, MINISTERE DES AFFAIRES ETRANGERES ET EUROPEENNES, AMBASSADE DE FRANCE AU BURKINA FASO, FICHE BURKINA FASO, (French) http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/IMG/pdf/BURKINA_18-5-11__2_.pdf
  5. ^ "La région du Centre-Ouest en chiffres". Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD). 2011. p. 6. 
  6. ^ "La région du Centre-Ouest en chiffres". Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD). 2011. p. 6.