Bobo-Dioulasso is a city of Burkina Faso , the second in population after Ouagadougou . It is the capital of the region of Hauts-Bassins , the province of Houet and prefecture of the department of the same name .
Dubbed as the settlers, his name means « the house of Bobo-Dioula ( people of Africa ) . » His station is an amazing architecture (the train linking Abidjan and Ouagadougou ).
|Mayor||El Hadj Salia Sanou|
|Population||489 967 hab . (2006)|
|Density||3582 inhab ./ km 2|
|Area||13 678 ha = 136.78 km 2|
|indicative phone||(+226) 20|
|Languages of Burkina Faso||French , Dioula , Bobo|
Geolocation on the map: Burkina Faso
Located in southwest Burkina Faso, former capital colonial and even called capital economic , Bobo-Dioulasso covers an area of 13,678 ha and counted , the census of 1985 , 231,162 inhabitants. The rate of growth is 7.23%, this which gives for 1995 , 412 000. At the census of 2006 the city had 489,967 inhabitants 1 . The city of Bobo-Dioulasso is administered by a mayor and an office elected to within the Council News for a term of five years . The city enjoys a climate rather mild .
Post administrative and military since 1897 , the city present of Bobo-Dioulasso has been a long journey . In fact , it has taken birth and was developed to from a small village called » Kibidoué » founded by farmers Bobo came from Mande to 1050 .
These farmers Bobo , after having installed under the » Kibi » which means tree in Bobo , decided to baptize their town » Kibidoué « . Subsequently, Kibidoué give » Sya » town more big with the arrival progressive traders Dioula from the kingdom of Kong and other migrants from the south . The arrival of the Dioula has generated an ethnic Black and latina called Bobo-Dioula occupying the current area of Dioulassoba which means the big family Dioula.
Legend devotes several versions of this name Sya and one version Sya said that was the name of a young saleswoman at Kibidoué Dolo, known for his generosity.
In 1904 , Commander Caudrelier baptizes the city Bobo-Dioulasso , the which, literally translated from the Dioula , means the » house of the Bobo-Dioula . »
Long regarded as the capital economic of the country, particularly by its proximity with Abidjan and its high production of cotton , main wealth of the country, the city is in loss of speed since the crisis Ivorian 2002 and 2010-2011 2 . The city only accepts that 20% of companies in the country against 58% for Ouagadougou 3 .
In 2011 the city was shaken by the revolt that affects the country ; it is particularly affected by the mutiny of soldiers from Camp Ouezzin Coulibaly and the intervention of the army that mate this mutiny , making 7 dead and 25 wounded between the 31 May and 6th June 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 .
At step today , it is appropriate to retain only terms of Article 7 of Law No 004/93 / ADP of 12 May 1993 concerning organization municipal , Bobo-Dioulasso is erected in town in full exercise , the status of which it enjoyed elsewhere has kept its importance.
The law No 006/93 / ADP of 12 May 1993 devoted to the town of Bobo-Dioulasso a status particular .
The terms of Article 2 of this law , the town of Bobo-Dioulasso is organized in three districts which are :
- District of Dô ;
- District of Dafra ;
- District of Konsa .
It is this same law that sets the limits of the town of Bobo-Dioulasso .
These towns include twenty-five sectors . Each sector has an old name but with the new appointment sector the term ex is used to designate . Example : Sector 1 left Dioulassoba .