Dori, Burkina Faso

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Dori
A farmer on the streets of Dori
A farmer on the streets of Dori
Dori is located in Burkina Faso
Dori
Dori
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 14°02′N 0°02′W / 14.03°N 0.03°W / 14.03; -0.03Coordinates: 14°02′N 0°02′W / 14.03°N 0.03°W / 14.03; -0.03
Country  Burkina Faso
Region Sahel Region
Province Séno Province
Population (2005)
 • Total 17,675
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Dori (also known as Winde or Wendu[1]) is a town in northeastern Burkina Faso. It is located at around 14°02′N 0°02′W / 14.03°N 0.03°W / 14.03; -0.03. It is the capital of Sahel Region and has a population of 17 675.[2] The main ethnic group is the Fula (Fulani) but Tuaregs, Songhai, and Hausa people are often present.[3] The town is famous for its livestock fair and its decorated blankets.[4]

Mines[edit]

In 2004, a proposal surfaced to link the manganese mines by rail with the seaports of Ghana.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  2. ^ Burkinabé government inforoute communale
  3. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  4. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  5. ^ http://www.otal.com/ghana/transportnews.htm

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