Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso. The city is located in the middle of the country and has 2,780,000 residents (2020).
Ouagadougou is the administration and transport center, with the textile and food industry and international airport. The city has a university, a national museum and a pan-African film festival, FESPACO, which has been held every other year since 1969.
From the 15th century, Ouagadougou was the capital of the Mossi kingdom. The area was conquered by the French in 1896.