Bandama River

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Map of Côte d'Ivoire showing the Bandama River in the center of the country

The Bandama River is the longest river in Côte d'Ivoire with a length of some 800 kilometers. The south-flowing river is fed by the Marahoué, Solomougou, Kan and Nzi rivers and empties into the Tagba Lagoon and the Gulf of Guinea.

The Bandama flows through Lake Kossou, a large artificial lake created in 1973 by the construction of the Kossou Dam at Kossou.

Yamoussoukro, the capital of Côte d'Ivoire, is located adjacent from the Bandama River.

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Coordinates: 5°08′18″N 4°59′47″W / 5.13833°N 4.99639°W / 5.13833; -4.99639