Po

Po

is a city in southern Burkina Faso. It is the capital of the province of Nahouri. The main ethnic group are the Gurunsi. It is said to have been founded in around 1500 and is home to an army base.

In 1983, an army unit under Blaise Compaoré led a rebellion which resulted in Thomas Sankara's release from prison and ascension to the presidency. The Pô National Park lies near the town.

"Pô" is also the name of one of five departments within the province of Nahouri in the Centre-Sud Region of Burkina Faso. It is located on the border with Ghana.

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