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The capital and largest city of Burkina Faso, in the central part of the country. It was founded in the late 11th century and is today a trade and distribution center.


(Placename) the capital of Burkina Faso, on the central plateau: terminus of the railway from Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire). Pop: 870 000 (2005 est)


(ˌwɑ gəˈdu gu)

the capital of Burkina Faso, in the central part. 442,223.
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"Terrorist attack this morning in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso: solidarity with colleagues and Burkinabe friends," France's ambassador to West Africa's Sahel region, Jean-Marc ChEaAotaigner wrote on Twitter.
The MD-83 went down early on Thursday shortly after take-off from Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, en route to Algiers, Algeria.
Early this month, at the Pan-African Film & TV Festival Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, the film Tey by Aujourd Hui was announced as winner of the Golden Stallion award while La Pirogue won the Bronze Stallion.