Kaya, Burkina Faso

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Kaya, Burkina Faso
Regional Capital
Kaya, Burkina Faso is located in Burkina Faso
Kaya, Burkina Faso
Kaya, Burkina Faso
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 13°05′00″N 01°05′00″W / 13.08333°N 1.08333°W / 13.08333; -1.08333Coordinates: 13°05′00″N 01°05′00″W / 13.08333°N 1.08333°W / 13.08333; -1.08333
Country  Burkina Faso
Region Centre-Nord
Province Sanmatenga
Government
 • Mayor Mahama Bélémviré[1]
Elevation 353 m (1,158 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 66,851
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kaya is the seventh largest city in Burkina Faso, lying north east of Ouagadougou, to which it is connected by railway. It is a centre for weaving and tanning.

Kaya is also the capital of the province Sanmatenga and is lying 100 kilometres (62 mi) north-east of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

Demographics[edit]

Women in Kaya kneading millet to prepare food. 2007

Kaya had 66,851 inhabitants (2012).

Population growth:

Year Inhabitants[2]
1985 (census) 29.359
1996 (census) 33.958
2006 (census) 51,778

Infrastructure[edit]

Kaya Airport is a public airport located in Kaya. As of 2014 it did not have any scheduled commercial flights. Kaya is also connected by railway to Ouagadougou but as of 2014 there were no passenger services available. Kaya is also a road junction for the N3 and N15 national highways which link the city with Dori, Ouagadougou and Pouytenga, Boulsa, Kongoussi and Ouahigouya, respectively.

Education[edit]

  • technical college for girls
  • secondary school

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot semi-arid (BSh).

Climate data for Kaya
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
35.3
(95.5)
37.9
(100.2)
39.1
(102.4)
37.8
(100)
35.1
(95.2)
32.2
(90)
30.8
(87.4)
32.1
(89.8)
36.1
(97)
35.3
(95.5)
32.5
(90.5)
34.68
(94.46)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.3
(75.7)
27.2
(81)
30.3
(86.5)
32.2
(90)
31.4
(88.5)
29
(84)
27.1
(80.8)
26.1
(79)
26.9
(80.4)
29.4
(84.9)
27.6
(81.7)
24.8
(76.6)
28.03
(82.43)
Average low °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
19.2
(66.6)
22.7
(72.9)
25.3
(77.5)
25
(77)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21.4
(70.5)
21.8
(71.2)
22.8
(73)
19.9
(67.8)
17.2
(63)
21.41
(70.53)
Precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
4
(0.16)
13
(0.51)
41
(1.61)
98
(3.86)
153
(6.02)
207
(8.15)
111
(4.37)
21
(0.83)
0
(0)
0
(0)
648
(25.51)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 331m[3]

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