Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso and the administrative, communications, cultural and economic center of the nation. The city's name is often shortened to Ouaga. The spelling of the name Ouagadougou is derived from the French orthography common in former French African colonies. It's primary industries are food processing and textiles. It is served by an international airport and it is linked by rail to Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. Ouagadougou was the site of Ouagadougou grand market, one of the largest markets in West Africa, which burned in 2003 and has since been reopened. Other attractions include the National Museum of Burkina Faso, the Moro-Naba Palace (site of the Moro-Naba Ceremony), the National Museum of Music, and several craft markets.
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