Ouagadougou is a city located in Burkina Faso. The city’s port, with the code BFOUA, is used mainly to transport containers and to function as a way to import and export various types of goods. In 2003, the unstable situation in the Ivory Coast forced the redirection of the railroad transport from Abidjan to ports in Togo, Benin and Ghana through a network of roads.

The city of Ouagadougou itself is the largest one in the country. It has a thriving food processing industry, but also a strong cotton industry. It is considered to be one of the most important trade markets of West Africa. The city’s beginnings date back to the 15th century. The first local government elections in the city were held in 1956. It has a warm semi-desert atmosphere. It closely borders with the tropical dry and wet climates. The rainy season occurs from May to October. Winter season lasts from December to January. The maximum temperature in the summer season reaches up to +43 degrees Celsius. It experiences Harmattan, which is a dry wind, and also monsoon winds. There are three colleges in the city, though the city’s literacy level isn’t particularly high. The biggest college is the University of Ouagadougou which was established in 1974. In 2010, it had 40 thousand students.


Ouagadougou. Source: © autorzy OpenStreetMap. Open Database License.

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