Cascades Region

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Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 10°15′N 4°30′W / 10.250°N 4.500°W / 10.250; -4.500Coordinates: 10°15′N 4°30′W / 10.250°N 4.500°W / 10.250; -4.500
Country  Burkina Faso
Capital Banfora
 • Total 7,107 sq mi (18,406 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 524,956
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Cascades is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001. The population of Cascades was 524,956 in 2006. It is the least populous region in Burkina Faso and contains 3.8% of all Burkinabé.[1] The region's capital is Banfora. Two provinces, Comoé and Léraba, make up the region. The Cascades de Karfiguéla give the region its name.

The Provinces of Cascades
Province Capital Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Comoé Province Banfora 400,534
Léraba Province Sindou 124,422


  1. ^ a b National 2006 census preliminary results [1]