Odienné

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Odienné
Town and commune
Odienné Boundiali Korhogo.svg
Odienné is located in Ivory Coast
Odienné
Odienné
Location in Côte d'Ivoire
Coordinates: 9°30′23″N 7°33′47″W / 9.50639°N 7.56306°W / 9.50639; -7.56306Coordinates: 9°30′23″N 7°33′47″W / 9.50639°N 7.56306°W / 9.50639; -7.56306
Country  Côte d'Ivoire
Region Denguélé
Department Odienné Department
Population (1998)[1]
 • Total 43,131
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Odienné is the chief town of Odienné Department of Côte d'Ivoire, lying in the northwestern part of the country.

West of Odienné is the Deng Kele Massif. The town of Odienné was founded by Malinké people under Vakaba Tourié (who is buried in the town). Later, Samory Touré founded a support base in the town. Features of Odienné include a large mosque and nearby gold mines. The Deng Kele ("only child" in Djoula, the local version of Malinke) Massif is a solitary granite mountain, 600 metres above sea level, about 15 kilometres to the west of, and visible from, Odienné.

The town is served by Odienné Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". Thomas Brinkhoff: City Population. Retrieved 23 November 2013.