Sahel Region, Burkina Faso

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Sahel
Region
Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 14°15′N 00°45′W / 14.250°N 0.750°W / 14.250; -0.750Coordinates: 14°15′N 00°45′W / 14.250°N 0.750°W / 14.250; -0.750
Country  Burkina Faso
Capital Dori
Area
 • Total 35,360 km2 (13,650 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 968,442
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Sahel is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001 and had a population of 969,881 in 2006. The region's capital is Dori. Four provinces make up the region - Oudalan, Séno, Soum, and Yagha.

The Provinces of Plateau-Central
Province Capital Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Oudalan Province Gorom-Gorom 197,240
Séno Province Dori, Burkina Faso 264,815
Soum Province Djibo 348,341
Yagha Province Sebba 159,485

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