Kaya, Burkina Faso

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Kaya, Burkina Faso
Regional Capital
Kaya, Burkina Faso is located in Burkina Faso
Kaya, Burkina Faso
Kaya, Burkina Faso
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 13°05′00″N 01°05′00″W / 13.08333°N 1.08333°W / 13.08333; -1.08333Coordinates: 13°05′00″N 01°05′00″W / 13.08333°N 1.08333°W / 13.08333; -1.08333
Country  Burkina Faso
Region Centre-Nord
Province Sanmatenga
Government
 • Mayor Mahama Bélémviré[1]
Elevation 353 m (1,158 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 66,851
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kaya is the seventh largest city in Burkina Faso, lying north east of Ouagadougou, to which it is connected by railway. It is a centre for weaving and tanning.

Kaya is also the capital of the province Sanmatenga and is lying 100 kilometres (62 mi) north-east of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

Demographics[edit]

Women in Kaya kneading millet to prepare food. 2007

Kaya had 66,851 inhabitants (2012).

Population growth:

Year Inhabitants
1985 (census) 29.359
1996 (census) 33.958
2006 (census) 51,778

Infrastructure[edit]

Kaya Airport is a public airport located in Kaya. As of 2014 it did not have any scheduled commercial flights.

In 1988 Kaya was connected by railway to Ouagadougou,[2] but as of 2014 there were no passenger services available. Kaya is also a road junction for the N3 and N15 national highways which link the city with Dori, Ouagadougou and Pouytenga, Boulsa, Kongoussi and Ouahigouya, respectively.

Education[edit]

  • technical college for girls
  • secondary school

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot semi-arid (BSh).

Climate data for Kaya
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
35.3
(95.5)
37.9
(100.2)
39.1
(102.4)
37.8
(100)
35.1
(95.2)
32.2
(90)
30.8
(87.4)
32.1
(89.8)
36.1
(97)
35.3
(95.5)
32.5
(90.5)
34.68
(94.46)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.3
(75.7)
27.2
(81)
30.3
(86.5)
32.2
(90)
31.4
(88.5)
29
(84)
27.1
(80.8)
26.1
(79)
26.9
(80.4)
29.4
(84.9)
27.6
(81.7)
24.8
(76.6)
28.03
(82.43)
Average low °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
19.2
(66.6)
22.7
(72.9)
25.3
(77.5)
25
(77)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21.4
(70.5)
21.8
(71.2)
22.8
(73)
19.9
(67.8)
17.2
(63)
21.41
(70.53)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
4
(0.16)
13
(0.51)
41
(1.61)
98
(3.86)
153
(6.02)
207
(8.15)
111
(4.37)
21
(0.83)
0
(0)
0
(0)
648
(25.51)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 331m[3]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In: Le Pays, 8 June 2006
  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. ^ "Climate: Kaya - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

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