Fada N'gourma

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Fada N'gourma
Fada N Gourma.JPG
Fada N'gourma is located in Burkina Faso
Fada N'gourma
Fada N'gourma
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 12°03′N 0°22′E / 12.050°N 0.367°E / 12.050; 0.367
Country  Burkina Faso
Region Est Region
Province Gourma Province
Department Fada N'gourma Department
Elevation 294 m (965 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 51,421
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Fada N'gourma, also written Fada-Ngourma, or Noungu[1] is a city and an important market town[2] in eastern Burkina Faso, lying 219 kilometres (136 mi) east of Ouagadougou, in the Gourmantché area. It is the capital of the Gourma province. It is known for its blanket and carpet manufacturing as well as its honey.

Etymology[edit]

In Hausa Fada N'gourma means "place where one pays the tax."[3]

History[edit]

The town was founded by Diaba Lompo as Bingo at the beginning of the 13th century.[4] The French arrived at the town in January, 1895 and the local Gurma ruler accepted French protection.[5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Fada-N'Fourma (1971–2000, extremes 1919–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.0
(105.8)
44.4
(111.9)
48.5
(119.3)
45.2
(113.4)
44.4
(111.9)
41.4
(106.5)
39.4
(102.9)
37.0
(98.6)
38.8
(101.8)
41.8
(107.2)
42.0
(107.6)
40.4
(104.7)
48.5
(119.3)
Average high °C (°F) 33.5
(92.3)
36.4
(97.5)
38.8
(101.8)
39.6
(103.3)
37.3
(99.1)
34.2
(93.6)
31.6
(88.9)
30.5
(86.9)
31.9
(89.4)
35.5
(95.9)
36.2
(97.2)
33.9
(93)
35.0
(95)
Average low °C (°F) 17.2
(63)
19.9
(67.8)
23.8
(74.8)
26.1
(79)
25.6
(78.1)
23.6
(74.5)
22.4
(72.3)
21.9
(71.4)
21.8
(71.2)
21.7
(71.1)
18.7
(65.7)
17.3
(63.1)
21.7
(71.1)
Record low °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
11.4
(52.5)
15.8
(60.4)
17.5
(63.5)
13.5
(56.3)
15.0
(59)
17.0
(62.6)
18.5
(65.3)
18.0
(64.4)
15.2
(59.4)
11.8
(53.2)
8.4
(47.1)
8.4
(47.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.012)
10.8
(0.425)
28.4
(1.118)
85.8
(3.378)
111.0
(4.37)
179.0
(7.047)
205.0
(8.071)
134.5
(5.295)
39.2
(1.543)
0.5
(0.02)
1.4
(0.055)
795.9
(31.335)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 0 0 1 4 8 10 13 16 12 5 0 0 69
Average relative humidity (%) 26 25 27 43 58 69 78 84 83 71 46 31 53
Mean monthly sunshine hours 292 269 267 259 280 257 241 224 237 279 288 289 3,182
Source #1: World Meteorological Organization,[6] Meteo Climat (record highs and lows)[7]
Source #2: Deutscher Wetterdienst (humidity, 1961–1967, and sun, 1961–1990)[8][9][a]

Twin Cities[edit]

The town is twinned with Épernay in France and Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA.

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Station ID for Fada N'Gourma is 65507 Use this station ID to locate the sunshine duration

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. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  4. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  5. ^ Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, Third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8108-6770-3
  6. ^ "World Weather Information Service – Fada Ngourma". World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Station Fada Ngourma" (in French). Meteo Climat. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Klimatafel von Fada N'Gourma / Burkina Faso (Obervolta)" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Station 65507: Fada N'Gourma". Global station data 1961–1990—Sunshine Duration. Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 

Coordinates: 12°03′N 0°22′E / 12.050°N 0.367°E / 12.050; 0.367