Ouagadougou Tourism

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Ouagadougou (/ˌwɑːɡəˈduːɡuː/; Mossi: [ˈwaɡᵊdᵊɡᵊ]) is the capital of Burkina Faso and the administrative, communications, cultural and economic centre of the nation. It is also the country's largest city, with a population of 1,475,223 (as of 2006). The city's name is often shortened to Ouaga. The inhabitants are called ouagalais. The spelling of the name Ouagadougou is derived from the French orthography common in former French African colonies. Ouagadougou's primary industries are food processing and textiles. It is served by an international airport and it is linked by rail to Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. There is no rail service to Kaya. There is a paved highway to Niamey, Niger, south to Ghana, and southwest to Ivory Coast. Ouagadougou was the site of Ouagadougou grand market, one of the largest markets in West Africa, which burned in 2003 and has since been reopened. Other attractions include the National Museum of Burkina Faso, the Moro-Naba Palace (site of the Moro-Naba Ceremony), the National Museum of Music, and several craft markets.

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Facts and Stats for Ouagadougou*

  • Ouagadougou: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ouagadougou for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ouagadougou.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
  • Living in Ouagadougou - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 77.73 (High)
    • Climate Index 48.67 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ouagadougou

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ouagadougou

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.26 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 22.42 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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