Bittou

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Bittou
Bittou panorama 2013.jpg
Bittou is located in Burkina Faso
Bittou
Bittou
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 11°15′N 0°18′W / 11.250°N 0.300°W / 11.250; -0.300
Country  Burkina Faso
Region Centre-Est Region
Province Boulgou Province
Department Bittou Department
Population (2005 est.)
 • Total 15,459

Bittou is a town and seat of the Bittou Department of Boulgou Province in south-eastern Burkina Faso. The town is a stop on the caravan trading route.[1] Today the town is located along the N16 Road which links Burkina Faso with Northern Togo and Ghana (via Togo). In 1898 the French Colonial Army built a fort here to keep the British Colonial Army from capturing the area.[2] As of 2005, the town has a population of 15,459.[3]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw) that closely borders with hot semi-arid (BSh).

Climate data for Bittou
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 35.1
(95.2)
36.6
(97.9)
38.4
(101.1)
37.9
(100.2)
35.6
(96.1)
32.9
(91.2)
30.8
(87.4)
30
(86)
30.9
(87.6)
34
(93)
36.1
(97)
34.7
(94.5)
34.42
(93.93)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.1
(80.8)
29
(84)
31.2
(88.2)
31.4
(88.5)
29.9
(85.8)
27.8
(82)
26.2
(79.2)
25.8
(78.4)
26.1
(79)
27.8
(82)
28.1
(82.6)
26.7
(80.1)
28.09
(82.55)
Average low °C (°F) 19.1
(66.4)
21.4
(70.5)
24.1
(75.4)
25
(77)
24.3
(75.7)
22.7
(72.9)
21.7
(71.1)
21.6
(70.9)
21.4
(70.5)
21.7
(71.1)
20.2
(68.4)
18.8
(65.8)
21.83
(71.31)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
1
(0.04)
11
(0.43)
36
(1.42)
87
(3.43)
116
(4.57)
180
(7.09)
239
(9.41)
155
(6.1)
47
(1.85)
4
(0.16)
3
(0.12)
879
(34.62)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 247m[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  2. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  3. ^ Burkinabé government inforoute communale
  4. ^ "Climate: Bittou - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 October 2013.