Diébougou

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Diébougou
Diébougou is located in Burkina Faso
Diébougou
Diébougou
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 10°58′N 3°15′W / 10.967°N 3.250°W / 10.967; -3.250
Country  Burkina Faso
Region Sud-Ouest Region
Province Bougouriba Province
Elevation 291 m (955 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 21,401
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Diébougou is a town in Burkina Faso, lying 136 kilometres (85 mi) south-east of Bobo-Dioulasso on the main highway to Ghana. It is located 74 kilometres north of Gaoua and 133 km west of Leo, Burkina Faso.

The town has a range of crafts, including pottery and basket work. There are caves near the town know to locals as les grottes. They were built under the French colonial command in around 1900 using forced labour and form a network of underground tunnels to the west of the town.[1]

There is also a swamp with crocodiles.

Coordinates: 10°58′N 3°15′W / 10.967°N 3.250°W / 10.967; -3.250

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manson, K., Knight, J. (2006), Burkina Faso, p.226, Bradt Travel Guides, The Globe Pequot Press Inc., Retrieved on June 17, 2008