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Full nameBobo-Dioulasso
CountryBurkina Faso
RegionHauts-Bassins Region
ProvinceHouet Province
Elevation1460 ft (445 m)
Total Population435543 (2006)
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Time zoneGMT (UTC+0)

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Bobo-Dioulasso is a city with a population of about 435,543 ( ), the second largest city in Burkina Faso, Africa, after Ouagadougou, the nation's capital. The name means literally, "home of the Jula who speak Bobo," and is possibly a creation of the French who misunderstood the identity complexities of the location. The local Bobo-speaking population of the city refers to it as Sia. The city is situated in the southwest of the country, in the Houet Province, some 350 km (220 mi) from Ouagadougou. It is significant both economically (agricultural trade, textile industry) and culturally (Bobo is the center of culture and music of Burkina Faso).

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