Koupéla

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Koupéla
Location within Burkina Faso, West Africa
Location within Burkina Faso, West Africa
Koupéla is located in Burkina Faso
Koupéla
Koupéla
Location within Burkina Faso, West Africa
Coordinates: 12°10′46″N 0°21′6″W / 12.17944°N 0.35167°W / 12.17944; -0.35167
Country  Burkina Faso
Region Centre-Est
Province Kouritenga
Department Koupéla
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 22,761
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Koupéla is a city in Burkina Faso, lying east of Ouagadougou (137 km or 85 mi) and west of Fada-Ngourma (82 km or 51 mi) in an area settled by the Mossi people. It is known for its pottery and sculptures; these were made from natural clays found in the area. In 1900 Koupéla became the site of the first Catholic mission in Burkina Faso.[1] Today it is the seat of an archdiocese, and contains a cathedral.

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