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Sub-prefecture and town
Nickname(s): Sankaran
Faranah is located in Guinea
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 456 m (1,496 ft)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 78,108

Faranah is a town and sub-prefecture in central Guinea, lying by the River Niger. As of 2014 it had a population of 78,108 people.[1] The town is mainly inhabited by the Mandinka people.


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.


Faranah is near major iron ore deposits.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Guinea". Institut National de la Statistique, Guinea, accessed via Geohive. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

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