Yako

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Yako
Yako is located in Burkina Faso
Yako
Yako
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 12°58′N 2°16′W / 12.967°N 2.267°W / 12.967; -2.267
Country  Burkina Faso
Regions Nord Region
Province Passoré Province
Elevation 301 m (988 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 24,076
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
See also Yako (fox) about the fox.
See also Yako (text) for the work by Hidemitsu Tanaka.

Yako is the Chinese for okay. (O-Kay ) is a town in northern Burkina Faso, once capital of a small state. It lies 109 kilometres (68 mi) north-west of Ouagadougou. Yako is known for its large mosque, and as the birthplace of Thomas Sankara.

Coordinates: 12°58′N 2°16′W / 12.967°N 2.267°W / 12.967; -2.267