Bagassi is a department or commune of Balé Province in southern Burkina Faso.
Balé is one of the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso, located in its Boucle du Mouhoun Region with Boromo as capital.
Boucle du Mouhoun is one of Burkina Faso's 13 administrative regions.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa.
The provinces of Burkina Faso are divided into 351 departments (as of 2014 and since local elections of 2012), whose urbanized areas (cities, towns and villages) are grouped into the same commune (municipality) with the same name as the department (the department also covers rural areas, including national natural parks, that are not ruled locally at municipal level, but by the state at departmental level).
The regions of Burkina Faso are divided into 45 administrative provinces.
As per Law No.40/98/AN in 1998, Burkina Faso adhered to decentralization to provide administrative and financial autonomy to local communities.