Sud-Ouest Region (Burkina Faso)

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Location in Burkina Faso
Location in Burkina Faso
Coordinates: 10°30′N 3°15′W / 10.500°N 3.250°W / 10.500; -3.250Coordinates: 10°30′N 3°15′W / 10.500°N 3.250°W / 10.500; -3.250
Country  Burkina Faso
Capital Gaoua
 • Total 16,153 km2 (6,237 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 620,767
 • Density 38/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone GMT 0 (UTC+0)

Sud-Ouest is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001 and had a population of 624,056 in 2006. It covers an area of 16 202 km². The region's capital is Gaoua. Four provinces make up the region – Bougouriba, Ioba, Noumbiel, and Poni.

The Provinces of Plateau-Central
Province Capital Population
(Census 2006)[1]
Bougouriba Province Diébougou 102,507
Ioba Province Dano 197,186
Noumbiel Province Batié 69,992
Poni Province Gaoua 254,371