Centre-Sud Region

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Centre-Sud
Region
A mountain, Pic de Nahouri, in the region
A mountain, Pic de Nahouri, in the region
Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 11°30′N 1°10′W / 11.500°N 1.167°W / 11.500; -1.167Coordinates: 11°30′N 1°10′W / 11.500°N 1.167°W / 11.500; -1.167
Country  Burkina Faso
Capital Manga
Area
 • Total 4,371 sq mi (11,321 km2)
Population (2011)
 • Total 722,631(est.)
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)
For the province of Equatorial Guinea, see Centro Sur Province.

Centre-Sud is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. The population of Centre-Sud was 638,379 in 2006[1] and was estimated at 722,631 in 2011.[2] The region's capital is Manga. Three provinces - Bazèga, Nahouri, and Zoundwéogo, make up the region.

Education[edit]

Adult (15+) literacy in the region increased from 8,6% in 2003 to 15,9% in 2007 but was still below the national average of 28,3%.[3] In 2011 the region had 506 primary schools and 61 secondary schools. In 2010/11 7,6% of the population (aged 13-19) attended secondary school, which was below the national average of 10.7%.[4]

Provinces[edit]

The region has 3 provinces which together include 16 departments. The provinces are:

The Provinces of Centre-Sud
Province Capital Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Bazèga Province Kombissiri 238,202
Nahouri Province 155,463
Zoundwéogo Province Manga 244,714

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National 2006 census preliminary results [1]
  2. ^ "La région du Centre-sud en chiffres". Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD). 2011. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "La région du Centre-Sud en chiffres". Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD). 2011. p. 6. 
  4. ^ "La région du Centre-Sud en chiffres". Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD). 2011. p. 6.