Koudougou

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Koudougou
Koudougou Train Station
Koudougou Train Station
Coat of arms of Koudougou
Coat of arms
Koudougou is located in Burkina Faso
Koudougou
Koudougou
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 12°15′N 2°22′W / 12.250°N 2.367°W / 12.250; -2.367Coordinates: 12°15′N 2°22′W / 12.250°N 2.367°W / 12.250; -2.367
Country  Burkina Faso
Region Centre-Ouest Region
Province Boulkiemdé Province
Department Koudougou Department
Elevation 282 m (925 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 91,981
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Area code(s) +226 50
Website Official website

Koudougou is a town in the province of Boulkiemdé, 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. It is mainly inhabited by Mossi, and has 131,825 inhabitants, as of 2006.[2] Koudougou is situated at the only railway line of the country and harbours some industries, like a factory for a soap factory, shea butter, a cotton factory and various textile factories.

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As of February 2007, an industrious town plaza based around a soccer field includes: a community center and cafeteria, a kindergarten and primary school, radio-television production and broadcasting installations for Tele-Yaka, a clothing recycling and manufacturing workshop, an experimental mango and green-leaf vegetable plantation, a metal forge for construction and maintenance of farming tools and implements, a metal waste-management and metal engineering workshop geared towards machine parts and motor components, an electronics repair shop and an open-air exhibition space for local sculptors.

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Further reading[edit]

Hilgers, M., Une ethnographie à l'échelle de la ville. Histoire et reconnaissance à Koudougou, Karthala, Paris, 2009.