Centre Region (Burkina Faso)

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Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 12°20′N 1°30′W / 12.333°N 1.500°W / 12.333; -1.500Coordinates: 12°20′N 1°30′W / 12.333°N 1.500°W / 12.333; -1.500
Country  Burkina Faso
Capital Ouagadougou
 • Total 1,083 sq mi (2,805 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,523,980
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Centre is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. The population of Centre was 1,523,980 in 2006. It is the most populous and urbanised region in Burkina Faso; 11.1% of Burkina's population lives in Centre.[1] The region's capital is Ouagadougou, which also serves as the national capital. Centre region consists of only one province, Kadiogo.

The Provinces of Centre
Province Capital Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Kadiogo Province Ouagadougou 1,523,980
An aerial view of Ouagadougou


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