Mouhoun Province

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Mouhoun
Province
Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Provincial map of its departments
Provincial map of its departments
Country  Burkina Faso
Region Boucle du Mouhoun
Capital Dédougou
Area
 • Total 2,575 sq mi (6,668 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 298,088
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Mouhoun is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso and is in Boucle du Mouhoun Region. The capital of Mouhoun is Dédougou.

Education[edit]

In 2011 the province had 210 primary schools and 34 secondary schools.[1]

Healthcare[edit]

In 2011 the province had 27 health and social promotion centers (Centres de santé et de promotion sociale), 7 doctors and 151 nurses.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Most people in the province live in rural areas; 260,295 Burkinabé live in the countryside with only 37,793 people residing in urban areas. There are 148,732 men living in Mouhoun Province and 149,356 women.[3]

Departments[edit]

Mouhoun is divided into 7 departments:

The Departments of Mouhoun
Departments Capitals Population
(Census 2006)[3]
Bondokuy Department Bondokuy 51,174
Dédougou Department Dédougou 86,324
Douroula Department Douroula 12,806
Kona Department Kona 19,585
Ouarkoye Department Ouarkoye 38,938
Safané Department Safané 49,383
Tchériba Department Tchériba 39,778

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La région du Boucle du Mouhoun en chiffres". Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD). 2011. p. 6. 
  2. ^ "La région du Boucle du Mouhoun en chiffres". Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD). 2011. p. 6. 
  3. ^ a b National 2006 census preliminary results

Coordinates: 12°27′N 3°28′W / 12.450°N 3.467°W / 12.450; -3.467