Lake Kossou

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Lake Kossou
Fishers boats on Lake Kossou near Kousso in Côte d'Ivoire (3).JPG
Coordinates 7°6′N 5°30′W / 7.100°N 5.500°W / 7.100; -5.500Coordinates: 7°6′N 5°30′W / 7.100°N 5.500°W / 7.100; -5.500
Primary inflows Bandama River
Primary outflows Bandama River
Basin countries Côte d'Ivoire
Max. width 89 km (55 mi)

Lake Kossou (French: Lac de Kossou) is the largest lake in Côte d'Ivoire. It lies in the center of the country on the Bandama River. It is an artificial lake, created in 1973 by damming the Bandama River at Kossou (the Kossou Dam). Some 85,000 Baoulé people were displaced by the lake.

Map of Côte d'Ivoire showing the centrally located Lake Kossou

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