Loropéni

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Loropéni
Remains of defensive walls at the ruins of Loropéni, May 2016
Remains of defensive walls at the ruins of Loropéni, May 2016
Loropéni is located in Burkina Faso
Loropéni
Loropéni
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 10°18′N 3°32′W / 10.300°N 3.533°W / 10.300; -3.533
Country Burkina Faso
RegionSud-Ouest
ProvincePoni
DepartmentLoropéni
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Official nameRuins of Loropéni
CriteriaCultural: (iii)
Reference1225rev
Inscription2009 (33rd Session)

Loropéni is a market town in southern Burkina Faso, lying about 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Gaoua. Nearby are the ancient stone ruins of Loropéni, added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2009. These ruins of a fortress, which date back at least a thousand years, are the country's first World Heritage site.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruins of Loropéni". UNESCO World Heritage List. Retrieved 14 December 2014.

Coordinates: 10°18′N 3°32′W / 10.300°N 3.533°W / 10.300; -3.533