in Province du Yatenga of Nord Region, Burkina Faso

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
13.583 and -2.422 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 13° 34' 58" and W -2° 25' 17"
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: 03:24 AM (Thursday)
Timezone: Africa/Ouagadougou
UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:41 am and 6:31 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: 2024-05-22 08:01:51

Discover Ouahigouya

Ouahigouya in Province du Yatenga (Nord Region) with it's 61,096 citizens is a town in Burkina Faso about 103 mi (or 166 km) north-west of Ouagadougou, the country's capital city.

Current time in Ouahigouya is now 03:24 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Africa / Ouagadougou with an UTC offset of zero hours. We know of 8 airports near Ouahigouya. The closest airport in Burkina Faso is Ouahigouya Airport in a distance of 1 mi (or 2 km), South. 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 53 mi (or 85 km).

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Gourcy, Titao, Yako, Koro and Tougan. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 35°C / 95 °F

Morning Temperature 32°C / 89 °F
Evening Temperature 38°C / 100 °F
Night Temperature 34°C / 94 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 33%
Air Pressure 1009 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 10 km/h (6 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 99% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Friday, 24th of May 2024

40°C (103 °F)
34°C (92 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, scattered clouds.

Saturday, 25th of May 2024

40°C (104 °F)
37°C (98 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, scattered clouds.

Sunday, 26th of May 2024

37°C (99 °F)
36°C (96 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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Un dimanche à Ouahigouya

Published: October 11, 2014
Length: 31:40 min
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Author: Cyrille Sabatier

Dimanche 10 Novembre 2013 : distribution de vêtements à l'école des sourds de Ouahigouya.

Palabres à Pirgo

Published: October 11, 2014
Length: 21:28 min
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Author: Cyrille Sabatier

Lundi 11 novembre : Discussion avec les sages du village.

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Published: October 11, 2014
Length: 29:10 min
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Published: September 05, 2014
Length: 22:06 min
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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.


Ouahigouya is the most important town in northern Burkina Faso. It is the capital of the Yatenga Province and one of its subdivisions the Ouahigouya Department. It is also the biggest town in the Nord Region. It is the third largest city in the country with a population of 122,677. It is situated 182 kilometres north-west of Ouagadougou. The city itself has a stadium.

Located at 13.5833, -2.41667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Nord Region (Burkina Faso), Populated places established in 1757, Yatenga Province

Yatenga Province

Yatenga is a modern province in the Nord Region of Burkina Faso, located in its Nord Region. In modern Yatenga, the most prominent city is Ouahigouya (also known as Waiguya). This city served as the capital of the old Mossi kingdom, but its influence has decreased in the century or two since colonization. The city is famed today for being home to the Naba's (traditional king) compound and the tomb of Naba Kango. The Yatenga region is renowned for its unique style of Mossi masks.

Located at 13.5833, -2.41667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Provinces of Burkina Faso, Yatenga Province

Ouahigouya Airport

Ouahigouya Airport is an airport serving Ouahigouya in Burkina Faso.

Located at 13.567, -2.417 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Burkina Faso

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Waiguya, Ouahigouya, ואיגויה, OUG, ワヒグヤ, 와이구야, Uahiguja, Вахигуя, Уахігуя, واہیگؤیا, 瓦希古亞