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Uagadugú1 (French Ouagadougou) is the capital and largest city of Burkina Faso. Often local people refer to it as Ouaga. It has 1,119,775 inhabitants (2006) The economy is based on the textile industry (cotton fabrics), oil, soap and craft. It is home to the University of Ouagadougou. Is connected to the port of Abidjan in Ivory Coast by rail and also has an international airport. The state of Ouagadougou was founded in the eleventh century, around the central settlement of Kombemtinga. In 1441 it became the capital of the Mossi empire. The state was grouped with three others in the French colony of Upper Volta (Haute Volta in French) in 1919. Kombemtinga, renamed Ouagadougou became the capital following the conquest of the area by the French in 1896. In 1960, Ouagadougou became capital of the independent Republic of Upper Volta, which changed its name to Burkina Faso with Thomas Sankara in 1984.
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