Kaya, Burkina Faso
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Kaya is the fifth largest city in
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (, ; ) is a landlocked country in West Africa that covers an area of around and is bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwe ...

Burkina Faso
, lying northeast of
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, to which it is connected by railway. It is a centre for
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. Kaya is the capital of
Sanmatenga Province Sanmatenga is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso The regions of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (, ; ) is a landlocked country in West Africa that covers an area of around and is bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin ...
. It is located from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.


Demographics

Kaya has a population of 122,949 (2019 census). Population growth:


Infrastructure

Kaya Airport is a public airport in Kaya. As of 2014 it did not have any scheduled commercial flights. In 1988 Kaya was connected by railway to
Ouagadougou Ouagadougou (, , ) is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally ''majuscule'') and small ...
Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani, 2013, third edition, Scarecrow Press, Inc. but, as of 2014, there were no passenger services available. Kaya is a road junction for the N3 and N15 national highways that link the city with Dori, Burkina Faso, Dori,
Ouagadougou Ouagadougou (, , ) is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally ''majuscule'') and small ...
and Pouytenga, Boulsa, Kongoussi and Ouahigouya, respectively.


Education

*technical college for girls *secondary school


Climate

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot semi-arid climate, hot semi-arid (BSh).


Sister cities

* Herzogenaurach, Germany * Ch√Ętellerault, France * Savannah, Georgia, United States


See also

* List of cities in Burkina Faso


References

{{Authority control Populated places in the Centre-Nord Region Sanmatenga Province