Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Tenkodogo is the capital city of Boulgou Province and Centre-Est Region in Burkina Faso with a population of 40,839 (2006). Tenkodogo was the center of a city state of the Mossi Empire that dates back to 1120. The name Tenkodogo is derived from the Moore words tenga, meaning land and kodogo, meaning old. The city was said to be founded by Ouedraogo, (son of Ghanaian princess Yennenga), the founder of the Mossi empire who landed in the area. Of his three sons, Diaba Lompo headed east to lay the foundations of Gourmanche, Rawa went north to found Zandoma but his youngest son Zoungrana stayed to assume the mantle of the town. According to tradition, there is a triple fork about 50km from Tenkodogo symbolising the three paths. Tenkodogo Naba is considered to most important of the Mossi kings of the town.