Fada N'gourma

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Fada N'gourma
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Fada N'gourma is located in Burkina Faso
Fada N'gourma
Fada N'gourma
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 12°03′N 0°22′E / 12.050°N 0.367°E / 12.050; 0.367
Country  Burkina Faso
Region Est Region
Province Gourma Province
Department Fada N'gourma Department
Elevation 294 m (965 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 51,421
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Fada N'gourma, also written Fada-Ngourma, is a city in eastern Burkina Faso, lying 219 kilometres (136 mi) east of Ouagadougou, in the Gourmantché area. It is the capital of the Gourma province. It was founded by Diaba Lompo as Bingo. It is known for its blanket and rug manufacturing. It is also famed for its honey. The town is twinned with Épernay in France and Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Fada-N'Fourma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(89)
35
(95)
37
(99)
38
(101)
36
(97)
33
(92)
31
(87)
29
(85)
31
(87)
34
(94)
35
(95)
33
(91)
33.7
(92.7)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(66)
21
(70)
25
(77)
27
(81)
27
(80)
24
(76)
23
(74)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
20
(68)
18
(65)
22.7
(72.9)
Precipitation cm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
0.5
(0.2)
3
(1)
8
(3)
12.2
(4.8)
18
(7.1)
24.4
(9.6)
15.5
(6.1)
2.8
(1.1)
0.3
(0.1)
0
(0)
84.7
(33)
Source: Weatherbase [1]
Main street in Fada
Beehives in Fada N'gourma

Coordinates: 12°03′N 0°22′E / 12.050°N 0.367°E / 12.050; 0.367

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Fada-N'Fourma, Burkina Faso". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.