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Burkina Faso: Administrative Division

Contents: Regions and Provinces

The population of the administrative regions and provinces of Burkina Faso according to census results.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, urbanization).

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1985-12-10
Population
Census
1996-12-10
Population
Census
2006-12-09
Population
Census
2019-11-16
Boucle du MouhounRegion913,7131,174,4561,442,7491,898,133
BaléProvince129,323168,170213,423297,367
BanwaProvince158,963215,297269,375345,749
KossiProvince182,276230,693278,546355,655
MouhounProvince175,043235,391297,350391,325
NayalaProvince116,949136,393163,433223,090
SourouProvince151,159188,512220,622284,947
CascadesRegion253,360334,303531,808812,062
ComoéProvince178,499241,376407,528632,695
LérabaProvince74,86192,927124,280179,367
CentreRegion640,108941,8941,727,3903,032,668
KadiogoProvince640,108941,8941,727,3903,032,668
Centre-EstRegion675,533853,0991,132,0161,578,075
BoulgouProvince332,920415,583543,570736,559
KoulpélogoProvince144,127187,399258,667361,586
KouritengaProvince198,486250,117329,779479,930
Centre-NordRegion730,149928,3211,202,0251,872,126
BamProvince162,575211,551275,191473,955
NamentengaProvince199,850252,738328,820512,529
SanmatengaProvince367,724464,032598,014885,642
Centre-OuestRegion787,229943,5381,186,5661,659,339
BoulkiemdéProvince365,223421,302505,206689,184
SanguiéProvince217,277249,583297,036391,520
SissiliProvince116,215153,434208,409336,972
ZiroProvince88,514119,219175,915241,663
Centre-SudRegion432,164530,696641,443788,341
BazègaProvince182,725213,824238,425280,793
NahouriProvince105,509119,739157,071195,608
ZoundwéogoProvince143,930197,133245,947311,940
EstRegion626,173853,7061,212,2841,941,505
GnagnaProvince229,152307,372408,669675,897
GourmaProvince173,714220,116305,936437,242
Komondjari (Komandjoari)Province40,63050,48479,507105,584
KompiengaProvince23,81840,76675,867117,672
TapoaProvince158,859234,968342,305605,110
Hauts-BassinsRegion743,8361,031,3771,469,6042,238,375
HouetProvince493,164672,114955,4511,509,377
KénédougouProvince142,113198,541285,695399,836
TuyProvince108,559160,722228,458329,162
NordRegion760,408955,4201,185,7961,720,908
LoroumProvince82,773111,339142,853198,178
PassoréProvince223,830271,864323,222457,781
YatengaProvince353,669444,563553,164824,994
ZondomaProvince100,136127,654166,557239,955
Plateau-CentralRegion438,596572,154696,372977,510
GanzourgouProvince195,652256,921319,380481,794
KourwéogoProvince95,246117,996138,217181,202
OubritengaProvince147,698197,237238,775314,514
SahelRegion521,911708,332968,4421,094,907
OudalanProvince106,194137,160195,964158,146
SénoProvince150,779201,760264,991404,104
SoumProvince186,812252,993347,335363,633
YaghaProvince78,126116,419160,152169,024
Sud-OuestRegion441,525485,313620,767874,030
BougouribaProvince65,09376,498101,479153,606
IobaProvince140,250161,484192,321265,876
NoumbielProvince44,42851,43170,03698,883
PoniProvince191,754195,900256,931355,665
Burkina FasoRepublic7,964,70510,312,60914,017,26220,487,979

Source: Institut National de la Statistique et de la Demographie, Burkina Faso (web).

Explanation: The figures for 2019 are preliminary. Due to the security situation during the 2019 census, population figures for 7 communes in Burkina Faso were completely estimated and counts were enhanced by estimates in the case of 31 communes. 313 Burkinabè communes were fully counted.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2019)
Males9,894,028
Females10,593,951
Age Groups (C 2006)
0-14 years6,499,211
15-64 years6,969,953
65+ years473,611
Urbanization (C 2019)
Rural15,089,674
Urban5,398,305