Ouarkoye

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Ouarkoye
Ouarkoye is located in Burkina Faso
Ouarkoye
Ouarkoye
Location within Burkina Faso, French West Africa
Coordinates: 12°05′N 3°40′W / 12.083°N 3.667°W / 12.083; -3.667
Country  Burkina Faso
RegionDepartment Boucle du Mouhoun
Province Mouhoun Province
Department Ouarkoye Department
Population
 • Total 3,916
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Ouarkoye is a town approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) west of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It is the capital of Ouarkoye Department in Mouhoun Province. The town has a population of 3,916.[1] Brig. General Yaoua Michel Tamini was from this village.[2]

It is also rarely spelled Ouarkaye. Several other towns in Burkina Faso have similar names: Ouargaye, Ouarokuy and Ouarakuy.

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Coordinates: 12°05′N 3°40′W / 12.083°N 3.667°W / 12.083; -3.667