Est Region (Burkina Faso)

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Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 12°0′N 1°0′W / 12.000°N 1.000°W / 12.000; -1.000Coordinates: 12°0′N 1°0′W / 12.000°N 1.000°W / 12.000; -1.000
Country  Burkina Faso
Capital Fada N'gourma
 • Total 13,999 sq mi (36,256 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,209,399
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Est is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001. The population of Est was 1,209,399 in 2006.[1] The region's capital is Fada N'gourma. Five provinces make up the region - Gnagna, Gourma, Komondjari, Kompienga, and Tapoa.

The Provinces of Est
Province Capital Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Gnagna Province Bogandé 407,739
Gourma Province Fada N'gourma 304,169
Komondjari Province Gayéri 80,047
Kompienga Province Pama 75,662
Tapoa Province Diapaga 341,782
The main street in Fada N'gourma


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