Black Volta Region

The Black Volta Region of is in the southwest of the country. Five sites with ancient iron mines and furnaces around Burkina Faso have been listed as a world heritage site. Two of them are in the Black Volta Region:

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With a population of more than half a million, is the second largest city in Burkina Faso.


, in the of , is capital to the Siamou ethnic group – but other ethnic groups that live in the area include the Tousian, and the more distant Sambla the Turka and Samogo, and the Senoufo.

Dedougou is a city in . Mostly Jula speakers, but like most places here you can find most major ethnic groups and languages represented.

is a market town in the of .

is a city in . is greener than – and of course is home to the famous Cascades.

Black Volta Region

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