Upper Volta

République de Haute-Volta
  • S. H. Steinberg
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


AREA AND POPULATIO. The Republic covers an area of 274,122 sq. km; population (1967) 5m., including 3,500 Europeans or assimilated. Ouagadougou, the capital (79,500 inhabitants, of whom 1,000 Europeans) and Bobo-Dioulasso (68,000 inhabitants, of whom 1,500 Europeans), are communes de plein exercice.The principal autochthonous tribe are the Mossi (about 2-5m.).

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  • S. H. Steinberg
  • John Paxton

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