in Province du Passoré of Nord Region, Burkina Faso

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
12.959 and -2.261 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 12° 57' 32" and W -2° 15' 38"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - XOF
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 12:38 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Africa/Ouagadougou
UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:53 am and 6:22 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-12.521 and 177.132 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Burkina Faso in Western Africa

Safety Score: 4,1 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Burkina Faso. Last Update: 2024-04-20 08:25:34

Delve into Yako

Yako in Province du Passoré (Nord Region) with it's 22,904 habitants is a town located in Burkina Faso about 64 mi (or 103 km) north-west of Ouagadougou, the country's capital town.

Time in Yako is now 12:38 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Africa / Ouagadougou with an UTC offset of zero hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Yako. The closest airport in Burkina Faso is Ouahigouya Airport in a distance of 43 mi (or 70 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons) in Mali at a distance of 97 mi (or 157 km).

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Gourcy, Bousse, Ouahigouya, Toma and Reo. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 42°C / 107 °F

Morning Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Evening Temperature 40°C / 103 °F
Night Temperature 34°C / 93 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 5%
Air Pressure 1006 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 4% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Sunday, 21st of April 2024

41°C (107 °F)
34°C (93 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.

Monday, 22nd of April 2024

40°C (104 °F)
36°C (97 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, scattered clouds.

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2024

40°C (105 °F)
34°C (93 °F)
Broken clouds, moderate breeze.

Videos from this area

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Peace Corps Burkina Faso - Yako 2009

Published: July 21, 2014
Length: 20:27 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: mack2215

I was a secondary education volunteer in Yako, helping to start their computer courses in 2009. This is my commute home from the Lyceé Provincial de Yako. A little bumpy.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


See also Yako (fox) about the fox. See also Yako (text) for the work by Hidemitsu Tanaka. Yako is a town in northern Burkina Faso, once capital of a small state. It lies 109 kilometres north-west of Ouagadougou. Yako is known for its large mosque, and as the birthplace of Thomas Sankara. \t\t \t\t\tYako Mosquee. jpg \t\t\t Mosque in the center of Yako \t\t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\tYako gare routiere. jpg \t\t\t Bus station of Yako

Located at 12.9667, -2.26667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
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Populated places in the Nord Region (Burkina Faso), Passoré Province

Passoré Province

Passoré is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso, located in its Nord Region. Its capital is Yako. Passore is divided into 9 departments: Arbolle Bagare Bokin Gomponsom Kirsi La-Todin Pilimpikou Samba Yako See also: Regions of Burkina Faso Provinces of Burkina Faso

Located at 12.95, -2.26667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Provinces of Burkina Faso, Passoré Province

Yako Department

Yako is a department or commune of Passoré Province in north central Burkina Faso. Its capital lies at the town of Yako.

Located at 12.95, -2.26667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Departments of Burkina Faso, Passoré Province

Popular in vicinity

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Yako, Яко