Regions of Burkina Faso

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Per Law No.40/98/AN in 1998, Burkina Faso adhered to decentralization to provide administrative and financial autonomy to local communities. Most of these, according to their individual articles, were implemented on 2 July 2001.

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Burkina Faso is divided into 13 administrative regions. Each region is administered by a governor.

A clickable map of Burkina Faso exhibiting its 13 administrative regions. BurkinaFaso Regions.png
A clickable map of Burkina Faso exhibiting its 13 administrative regions.
RegionArea
(km2) [1]
Population
(2011)
Administrative
capital
Boucle du Mouhoun 34,3331,631,321 Dédougou
Cascades 18,424637,279 Banfora
Centre 2,8692,136,581 Ouagadougou
Centre-Est 14,7101,302,449 Tenkodogo
Centre-Nord 19,6771,375,380 Kaya
Centre-Ouest 21,7521,348,784 Koudougou
Centre-Sud 11,457722,631 Manga
Est 46,6941,416,229 Fada N'gourma
Hauts-Bassins 25,3431,469,604 Bobo Dioulasso
Nord 16,4141,185,604 Ouahigouya
Plateau-Central 8,545696,372 Ziniaré
Sahel 35,360968,442 Dori
Sud-Ouest 16,153620,767 Gaoua

These regions are divided into 45 provinces and subdivided into 351 communes.

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The regions of Burkina Faso are divided into 45 administrative provinces. These 45 provinces are currently sub-divided into 351 departments or communes.

Bam Province Province in Centre-Nord Region, Burkina Faso

Bam is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso. It is located in Centre-Nord Region and the capital of Bam is Kongoussi. In 2019 it has a population of 473,955. It is a rural province with 420,314 of its residents living in the countryside; only 53,641 live in urban areas. There are 229,786 men living in Bam Province and 244,169 women.

Banwa Province Province in Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso

Banwa is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso and is in Boucle du Mouhoun Region. The capital of Banwa is Solenzo. In 2019 it had a population of 345,749.

Bazèga Province Province in Centre-Sud Region, Burkina Faso

Bazèga is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso and is in Centre-Sud Region. The capital of Bazèga is Kombissiri. Bazèga had a population of 238,202 in 2006 and in 2011 it was estimated to be 263,603.

Bougouriba Province Province in Sud-Ouest Region, Burkina Faso

Bougouriba is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso and is in Sud-Ouest Region. In 2019 the population of Bougouriba was 153,606. The capital of Bougouriba is Diébougou. The 127 km2 Bontioli Reserve is located in the province.

Boulgou Province Province in Centre-Est Region, Burkina Faso

Boulgou is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso and is in Centre-Est Region. The capital of Boulgou is Tenkodogo. The population of Boulgou in 2019 was 736,559.

Kouritenga Province Province in Centre-Est Region, Burkina Faso

Kouritenga is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso, located in its Centre-Est Region. In 2019 the province had a population of 479,930. Its capital is Koupéla.

Namentenga Province Province in Centre-Nord Region, Burkina Faso

Namentenga is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso, located in its Centre-Nord Region.

Boucle du Mouhoun Region Region of Burkina Faso

Boucle du Mouhoun is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001 and had a population of 1,898,133 in 2019. It is the 4th most populous region in Burkina Faso, and contains 9.26% of all Burkinabé. The region's capital is Dédougou. Six provinces make up the Boucle du Mouhoun region—Balé, Banwa, Kossi, Mouhoun, Nayala, and Sourou.

Cascades Region Region of Burkina Faso

Cascades is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001. The population of Cascades was 812,062 in 2019. It is the second least populous region in Burkina Faso and contains 3.96% of all Burkinabé. The region's capital is Banfora. Two provinces, Comoé and Léraba, make up the region. The Cascades de Karfiguéla give the region its name.

Centre-Est Region Region of Burkina Faso

Centre-Est is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. The population of Centre-Est was 1,578,075 in 2019. The region's capital is Tenkodogo. Three provinces—Boulgou, Koulpélogo, and Kouritenga, make up the region.

Centre-Nord Region Region of Burkina Faso

Centre-Nord is one of thirteen administrative regions of Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in Africa. The population of Centre-Nord in 2019 was 1,872,126. The region's capital is Kaya. Three provinces—Bam, Namentenga, and Sanmatenga, make up the region.

Centre-Ouest Region Region of Burkina Faso

Centre-Ouest is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. The population of Centre-Ouest was 1,659,339 in 2019. The region's capital is Koudougou. Four provinces make up the region.

Centre-Sud Region Region of Burkina Faso

Centre-Sud is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. The population of Centre-Sud was 638,379 in 2006 and was estimated at 722,631 in 2011. The region's capital is Manga. Three provinces-Bazèga, Nahouri, and Zoundwéogo, make up the region.

Est Region (Burkina Faso) Region of Burkina Faso

Est is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001. The region's capital is Fada N'gourma. Five provinces make up the region—Gnagna, Gourma, Komondjari, Kompienga, and Tapoa.

Hauts-Bassins Region Region of Burkina Faso

Hauts-Bassins is one of Burkina Faso's thirteen administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001. The region's capital is Bobo Dioulasso. Three provinces make up the region—Houet, Kénédougou, and Tuy.

Nord Region (Burkina Faso) Region of Burkina Faso

Nord is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001. The population of Nord was 1,720,908 in 2019. The region's capital is Ouahigouya. Four provinces make up the region—Loroum, Passoré, Yatenga, and Zondoma.

Plateau-Central Region Region of Burkina Faso

Plateau-Central is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001 and had an population of 977,510 in 2019. The region's capital is Ziniaré. Three provinces make up the region—Ganzourgou, Kourwéogo, and Oubritenga.

Sahel Region Region of Burkina Faso

Sahel is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on 2 July 2001. The region's capital is Dori. Four provinces make up the region—Oudalan, Séno, Soum, and Yagha.

Sud-Ouest Region (Burkina Faso) Region of Burkina Faso

Sud-Ouest is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions. It was created on July 2, 2001 and had a population of 874,030 in 2019. It covers an area of 16,153 km2. The region's capital is Gaoua. Four provinces make up the region—Bougouriba, Ioba, Noumbiel, and Poni.

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