Ouagadougou Tourism

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

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 65.2 (High)
    • Climate Index 48.67 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 50 (High)
    • Health Care Index 47.22 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.6 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 78.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.75 USD

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