Ouagadougou


Oua·ga·dou·gou

geographical name \ˌwä-gä-ˈdü-(ˌ)gü\

Definition of OUAGADOUGOU

city cen Burkina Faso, its pop 1,475,223

Ouagadougou

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2006: 1,181,702), capital of Burkina Faso, western Africa. It was the capital of the historic Mossi kingdom of Wagadugu, which was founded in the 15th century. The Mossi king still lives in the city, though his powers have been eclipsed by the French colonial and postindependence administrations. A manufacturing centre, it is the country's largest city and is connected by rail to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. A biennial film festival, the largest in Africa, is held in the city.

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