N'Zoo

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N'Zoo
Nzo
Sub-prefecture and town
N'Zoo is located in Guinea
N'Zoo
N'Zoo
Location in Guinea
Coordinates: 7°40′46″N 8°18′51″W / 7.67944°N 8.31417°W / 7.67944; -8.31417Coordinates: 7°40′46″N 8°18′51″W / 7.67944°N 8.31417°W / 7.67944; -8.31417
Country  Guinea
Region Nzerekore Region
Prefecture Lola Prefecture
Population
 • Ethnicities Kono
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

N'Zoo or Nzo is a town and sub-prefecture in the Lola Prefecture in the Nzérékoré Region of south-eastern Guinea.[1]

It is situated at a few kilometers from the Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve.

History[edit]

Before the arrival of the French, N'Zoo was a satellite village for Doromou. It started to gain importance when Princess Pokou of Doromou started a big market there. Later, in the early 20th century, the French also used N'Zoo as a base for trading in the region. Today N'Zoo is a small town, with basic services: a health center, a primary and a secondary school, a customs office and a police station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subprefectures of Guinea". Statoids. Retrieved April 19, 2009.