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
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Official name The Ruins of Loropéni
Type Cultural
Criteria iii
Designated 2009 (33rd session)
Reference no. 1225
State Party  Burkina Faso
Region Africa

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