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Gorăn Gorăn
The weekly Market in Gorom-Gorom
The weekly Market in Gorom-Gorom
Gorom-Gorom is located in Burkina Faso
Location within Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 14°27′N 0°14′W / 14.450°N 0.233°W / 14.450; -0.233
Country Burkina Faso
RegionSahel Region
ProvinceOudalan Province
DepartmentGorom-Gorom Department
 (2019 census)[1]
 • Total9,758
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Gorom-Gorom is a town in northern Burkina Faso. Its name translates as "you sit down, (and) we'll sit down", reminiscent of its role as an important crossroads in the Sahel.[2] It is the capital of Oudalan Province.

Known for its market and many mosques, it attracts large numbers of Tuaregs, Bella, Fula and other traders every week. Gold is mined nearby in Essakane.[citation needed]

Songhay pottery being sold at Gorom Gorom's market

Gorom-Gorom has a small airport approximately 2 km North East of the town.

In literature[edit]

Gorom-Gorom is the setting for the Sophie books, written by British children's author Stephen Davies: Sophie and the Albino Camel (2006, Andersen Press), Sophie and the Locust Curse (2007) and Sophie and the Pancake Plot (2008).


  1. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of cities & urban localities in Burkina Faso
  2. ^ Dominique Auzias; Jean-Paul Labourdette (2004). Burkina Faso. Paris: Le Petit Futé. ISBN 2-7469-1138-8.

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Coordinates: 14°27′N 0°14′W / 14.450°N 0.233°W / 14.450; -0.233