Bam 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 Centre-Nord Region
Capital Kongoussi
 • Total 1,577 sq mi (4,084 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 277,092
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Bam is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso. It is in Centre-Nord Region and the capital of Bam is Kongoussi. In 2006 it had a population of 277092. It is a rural province with 252,509 of its residents living in the countryside; only 24,583 live in urban areas. There are 132,086 men living in Bam Province and 145,006 women.[1]

Bam is divided into 9 departments:

The Departments of Bam
Departments Capital city Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Bourzanga Department Bourzanga 48,545
Guibare Department Guibare 23,830
Kongoussi Department Kongoussi 68,807
Nassere Department Nassere 10,507
Rollo Department Rollo 26,722
Rouko Department Rouko 13,651
Sabce Department Sabce 23,668
Tikare Department Tikare 37,702
Zimtenga Department Zimtenga 23,660

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b National 2006 census preliminary results
  2. ^ site de la ville
  3. ^ site de la ville

Coordinates: 13°19′32″N 1°31′40″W / 13.32556°N 1.52778°W / 13.32556; -1.52778