Ouagadougou (/ˌwɑːɡəˈduːɡuː/ WAH-gə-DOO-goo, Mossi: [ˈwɔɣədəɣʊ], French: [waɡaduɡu]) be de capital of Burkina Faso den de administrative, communications, cultural, den economic centre for de nation. It be de country en largest city, with a population of 2,415,266 in 2019. De city's name is often shortened to Ouaga. De inhabitants are called ouagalais. The spelling for de name Ouagadougou de derived from de French orthography common in former French African colonies.