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The Flock-1 constellation artfully captured Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso on 23 October 2016 in this stunning image.

It is the country's largest city, with a population of 1.6 million residents. The city's name is often shortened to Ouaga.

Towards the left-hand side of the picture, note the city's international airport. Burkina Faso is a landlocked country, but Ouagadougou is also linked by rail to the port of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast.

Ouagadougou was the site of a grand market, which was one of the biggest and liveliest markets in West Africa, but unfortunately it burned in 2003. The market has since been reopened.

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Credit: Image © 2016 Planet - Additional editing and text by the eoPortal team.


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