Sassandra

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Sassandra
Town and commune
Sassandra is located in Ivory Coast
Sassandra
Sassandra
Location in Côte d'Ivoire
Coordinates: 4°57′N 6°05′W / 4.950°N 6.083°W / 4.950; -6.083Coordinates: 4°57′N 6°05′W / 4.950°N 6.083°W / 4.950; -6.083
Country  Côte d'Ivoire
Region Bas-Sassandra
Department Sassandra Department
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Sassandra is the chief town in Sassandra Department of Côte d'Ivoire. The department is located in Bas-Sassandra Region. The town of Sassandra lies on the Gulf of Guinea at the mouth of the Sassandra River. The town was founded by the Portuguese as Santo André and was later run by the British, then the French as a seaport for timber. The town declined in the 1960s after San Pédro's port was completed. Its main industry is now fishing.

Sassandra is known for its beaches and lighthouse, while the Gaoulou National Park lies nearby. It is served by Sassandra Airport.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sassandra (1961-1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.1
(86.2)
30.1
(86.2)
31.0
(87.8)
30.9
(87.6)
29.8
(85.6)
27.9
(82.2)
27.1
(80.8)
26.5
(79.7)
27.5
(81.5)
28.5
(83.3)
29.6
(85.3)
29.5
(85.1)
29.0
(84.2)
Average low °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
23.0
(73.4)
23.2
(73.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.1
(73.6)
22.0
(71.6)
22.7
(72.9)
22.0
(71.6)
22.0
(71.6)
22.4
(72.3)
22.8
(73)
22.6
(72.7)
22.6
(72.7)
Rainfall mm (inches) 15.8
(0.622)
35.7
(1.406)
52.6
(2.071)
96.9
(3.815)
235.1
(9.256)
529.1
(20.831)
191.4
(7.535)
32.1
(1.264)
43.6
(1.717)
84.5
(3.327)
119.6
(4.709)
72.8
(2.866)
1,509.2
(59.417)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 207.7 194.9 210.8 219.0 182.9 111.0 130.2 124.0 153.0 217.0 225.0 207.7 2,183.2
Source: Hong Kong Observatory [1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Climatological Information for Sassandra, Cote d'Ivoire". The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Retrieved 2011-10-04.