Boucle du Mouhoun Region

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Boucle du Mouhoun
Trucks loaded with cotton in Dédougou
Trucks loaded with cotton in Dédougou
Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 12°30′N 3°30′W / 12.500°N 3.500°W / 12.500; -3.500Coordinates: 12°30′N 3°30′W / 12.500°N 3.500°W / 12.500; -3.500
Country  Burkina Faso
Capital Dédougou
 • Total 34,333 km2 (13,256 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,434,847
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Boucle du Mouhoun is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001 and had a population of 1,434,847 in 2006. It is the 2nd most populous region in Burkina Faso after Centre Region, and contains 10.5% of all Burkinabé.[1] The region's capital is Dédougou. Six provinces make up the Boucle du Mouhoun region – Balé, Banwa, Kossi, Mouhoun, Nayala, and Sourou.

The Provinces of Boucle du Mouhoun
Province Capital Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Balé Province Boromo 213,897
Banwa Province Solenzo 267,934
Kossi Province Nouna 272,223
Mouhoun Province Dédougou 298,008
Nayala Province Toma 162,869
Sourou Province Tougan 219,826


The main languages spoken in Boucle du Mouhoun as of 2006 were Moore, Bwamu, and Samo (or San).[2] (French is the official language throughout the country.)