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(Information last updated 30 May 2023)

North Burkina Faso is the Sahelian region of Burkina Faso, along the border of Mali and Niger.


Map of North Burkina Faso
  • 1 Bani – known for its seven clay mosques
  • 2 Bokin
  • 3 Djibo — an important market for cattle, sheep, goats
  • 4 Dori — a good place to buy Dori blankets, Touareg silver, and tailored clothes
  • 5 Gorom-Gorom — a convenient base for travelling to culturally interesting, colorful, remote, exotic villages and sites in Oudalan
  • 6 Kaya — the leather capital of Burkina
  • 7 Ouahigouya — the one large city in the region, and the final major city in Burkina on the route to Mali
  • 8 Yako — the birthplace of Burkina Faso's former president Thomas Sankara

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Sylvo-Pastoral and Partial Faunal Reserve of the Sahel Sylvo-Pastoral and Partial Faunal Reserve of the Sahel on Wikipedia — it has several temporary lakes that are important for migratory birds


Get in[edit]

Ouahigouya is the point of arrival for those coming from Mali, and has frequent buses from Ouagadougou.

Get around[edit]


Ancient ferrous metallurgy sites[edit]

Five sites with ancient iron mines and furnaces around Burkina Faso have been listed as a world heritage site. Three of them are in North Burkina Faso (the other two are in the Black Volta Region):

  • 1 Tiwêga Site (west of Kaya).
  • 2 Yamané Site (between Mané and Ziniaré).
  • 3 Kindibo Site (east of Gourcy).




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