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Fada N'Gourma

Fada N'gourma, also written Fada-Ngourma, or Noungu is a city and an important market town in eastern Burkina Faso, lying east of Ouagadougou, in the Gourmantché area. It is the capital of the Gourma province. It is known for its blanket and carpet manufacturing as well as its honey.EtymologyIn Hausa, Fada N'gourma means "place where one pays the tax."HistoryThe town was founded by Diaba Lompo as Bingo at the beginning of the 13th century. The French arrived at the town in January, 1895 and the local Gurma ruler accepted French protection.Twin CitiesThe town is twinned with Épernay in France and Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA.
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