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, or Noungu[1] is a city and an important market town[2] 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 is known for its blanket and carpet manufacturing as well as its honey.

Etymology[edit]

In Hausa Fada N'gourma means "place where one pays the tax."[3]

History[edit]

The town was founded by Diaba Lompo as Bingo at the beginning of the 13th century.[4] The French arrived at the town in January, 1895 and the local Gurma ruler accepted French protection.[5]

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 [6]

Twin Cities[edit]

The town is twinned with Épernay in France and Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA.

Gallery[edit]

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. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  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. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  6. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Fada-N'Fourma, Burkina Faso". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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

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