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Koudougou
Location of Koudougou
Location of Koudougou
Region Centre-Ouest Region
Province Boulkiemdé Province
Department Koudougou Department
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Ruines à koudougou
Koudougou ruins

Koudougou is a city in Burkina Faso's Boulkiemdé Province. It is located 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. With 131,825 inhabitants, as of 2006, it is the third largest city by population in Burkina Faso and is mainly inhabited by the Gurunsi and Mossi ethnic groups.

Koudougou is situated on the only railway line in Burkina Faso and has a market, a university and provincial government offices. The city has small industries such as a soap, shea butter, cotton and various textile factories.

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