Faranah

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Faranah
Sub-prefecture and town
Nickname(s): Sankaran
Faranah is located in Guinea
Faranah
Faranah
Location in Guinea
Coordinates: 10°02′N 10°44′W / 10.033°N 10.733°W / 10.033; -10.733
Country  Guinea
Region Faranah Region
Elevation 1,496 ft (456 m)
Population (2008 est.)
 • Total 87,083

Faranah is a town and sub-prefecture in central Guinea, lying by the River Niger. Population 87,083 (2008 est).[1] The town is mainly inhabited by the Mandinka people.

History[edit]

Sékou Touré was born in what was then a village, and after becoming president developed it with a mosque, palace and conference centre. It lies immediately south west of the Haut Niger National Park. The town is served by Faranah Airport.

Mining[edit]

Faranah is near major iron ore deposits.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer, Retrieved on June 16, 2008

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°02′N 10°44′W / 10.033°N 10.733°W / 10.033; -10.733