Mouhoun Province

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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
 • 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.

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.[1]

Mouhoun is divided into 7 departments:

The Departments of Mouhoun
Departments Capitals Population
(Census 2006)[1]
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

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