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Status: commune urbaine , department
Region: Cascades
Province: Comoé
Residents: 109,824 (2006)
Structure: 15 sectors / 22 villages
Mayor: Mamadou Koné
Banfora (Burkina Faso)
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10 ° 38 ′  N , 4 ° 45 ′  W Coordinates: 10 ° 38 ′  N , 4 ° 45 ′  W
The Banfora market offers a wide variety of local produce

Banfora is an important urban administrative center in the West African state of Burkina Faso . The city is the main municipality of the department of the same name and at the same time capital of the province of Comoé and the Cascades region . It is located in the southwest of the country on the Chaîne de Banfora . 63,300 inhabitants (2007 census) live in the city, which comprises 15 sectors, and 109,824 inhabitants (2006 census) in the Banfora department, which still has 22 villages.

Banfora is on the railway line from Ouagadougou to Abidjan . Around Banfora there are huge sugar cane plantations, the center of the Burkinabe sugar industry. Phytopharmaceuticals and essential oils are also produced in Banfora .

From Banfora the natural attractions of the region can be visited, e.g. B. Cascades de Banfora (= C. de Kerfiguéla) , Dômes de Fabédougou , Téngrélasee and Pics de Sindou .

Banfora is the seat of the Diocese of Banfora .

See also

Web links

Commons : Banfora  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Results of the 2006 census ( Memento from December 15, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 92 kB).
  2. Results of the 2006 census. (PDF; 94 kB) November 6, 2008, accessed on February 9, 2010 (French).