Towns and Cities


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The towns and cities of Burkina Faso

These pages show a variety of scenes in a few of the larger towns in Burkina Faso: 

Ouahigouya is the fourth-largest town in the country, located in the north, with a population of about 65,000 in 2000 (the town where I lived).
Bobo-Dioulasso (Bobo) is the second-largest city in the country, and a favorite of many Peace Corps volunteers who have gotten to know it during their three months of training.
Ouagadougou (Ouaga) is the capital and largest city of Burkina Faso, with a population estimated at around 1,000,000.
Gorom-Gorom (Gorom) is more a large village than a town, but it has several unique aspects, so it is arbitrarily included here. 

See also Villages and More about life in some of Burkina Faso's villages and some other photos of the Burkina Faso countryside. 



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A typical kiosk where pots and kitchen items are sold outside of the Grand Marché in Bobo-Dioulasso

Summer 2001


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