Gorom-Gorom is a town in northern Burkina Faso. Its name means you sit down, (and) we'll sit down, reminding of its role as an important crossroads in the Sahel. It is the capital of Oudalan Province. Known for its market and many mosques, it attracts large numbers of Tuaregs, Bella, Fula and other traders every week.
It is the capital of the Oudalan province. Gold is mined nearby in Essakane. Gorom-Gorom is the setting for the Sophie books, written by British children's author Stephen Davies: Sophie and the Albino Camel (2006, Andersen Press), Sophie and the Locust Curse (2007) and Sophie and the Pancake Plot (2008).