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|Marin Casimir Ilboudo
|Population||1475223 hab . (2006)|
|Density||526 inhab ./ km 2|
|Area||280 500 ha = 2805 km 2|
|indicative phone||(226) 50|
|Languages of Burkina Faso||French , Moré , Dioula , Fulfulde|
Geolocation on the map: Burkina Faso
The city is located to little close to the center of the country (12: 17, 5 ‘ latitude and 1 ° 7′ longitude) in the province of Kadiogo .
At about 300 km to the north , we come to Gorom-Gorom and doors the desert . It is then quite near the Niger and Mali .
At about 200 km to the south , we find the country Gourounsi with particular village Tiébélé and its houses colorful , but also the reserve natural to Nazinga . The Ghana and Togo are so very close .
A road goes towards the southwest to Bobo-Dioulasso . She is in very bad condition on some portions that makes it relatively dangerous . Of work has been undertaken since 2005 that have improved the security . The pause buses to Boromo is a moment magical for tourists as the atmosphere there is amazing and lively.
Ouagadougou is located approximately in the center of Burkina Faso , in full area tropics .
The city is subjected to a climate tropical savanna , including two seasons : the season dry and the season of rains .
The season dry stretches from mid-October to the middle of May , approximately . This season is characterized by a more time or less hot and very dry, strong sunlight , and sometimes the wind dust . In this season , we can distinguish three periods well marked :
- From mid-October to late November , the weather is often very hot , with the temperature minimum neighbors of 23/24 ° C and maximum ranging between 35 and 38 ° C. We can still see a few showers in the month of October , but they are most often localized and of low intensity . It is then in a period of transition, between the winds monsoon to southwest , hot and humid (which are in sharp decline , then disappear completely ), and the harmattan , a wind northeast hot , dry, and sometimes dusty which is needed every day.
- From late November to mid-February, the harmattan is blowing. He brings an influence of the desert, a still very dry air, relatively large temperature variations between day and night, strong sunlight, sometimes hindered by a mist of airborne dust.
The temperatures are significantly less high in this period : the minimum can be lowered to 14-15 ° C, or 12 ° C very occasionally , especially late in December and January , while that the day , the maximum reach between 28 and 33 ° C. This makes the period in which it is easiest to acclimatize , thanks to the temperatures moderate and the most time often stable.
- From late February until late April , the harmattan is in loss of speed , then finished by fall completely . Cut off from the influence of the desert and any ventilation , the city undergoes then a time scorching , with the days burning (of 38 ° C late February to 40-42 ° C and even 43 ° C in April ) and the nights warm (in average 24 to 26 ° C minimum, with even a few nights where the temperature only falls not under the 30 ° C in April ).
The first rain storm can sometimes fall to the end of the month of April , adding then the moisture in the heat , that which gives a feeling extremely heavy .
The season of rains , which extends from late May to late September , is marked by a stream southwest : the monsoon . He brings an air warm and moist , in which of the many showers and thunderstorms to develop , with a peak in August . This period corresponds to the passage of Front Intertropical (FIT) above countries Sahelian and subsahéliens . Despite the temperatures much more moderate (minimum at 21 ° C, under the rain mainly , maximums at 32 to 34 ° C), the feeling is always heavy , due to the high humidity room .