Upper Volta

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


AREA AND POPULATION. The Republic covers an area of 274,002 sq. km; population (1970) 5·21m., including 3,500 Europeans or assimilated. Ouagadougou, the capital (124,779 inhabitants, of whom 1,000 Europeans) and Bobo-Dioulasso (102,059 inhabitants, of whom 1,500 Europeans), are communes de plein exercice. The principal autochthonous tribe are the Mossi (about 2·5m.).

République de Haute-Volta

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