Tiémé

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Tiémé
Town and commune
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Tiémé is located in Ivory Coast
Tiémé
Tiémé
Location in Côte d'Ivoire
Coordinates: 9°32′N 7°20′W / 9.533°N 7.333°W / 9.533; -7.333Coordinates: 9°32′N 7°20′W / 9.533°N 7.333°W / 9.533; -7.333
Country  Côte d'Ivoire
Region Denguélé
Department Odienné Department
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Tiémé is a town and commune in the Ivory Coast.

The French explorer René Caillié arrived in Tiémé on 3 August 1827 on the long journey that would take him to Timbuktu. Ill with malaria, scurvy and with a tropical ulcer on his foot he was forced to remain for five months in the village. He gave a detailed account of his stay in his book Travels through Central Africa to Timbuctoo which was published in 1830. He spelled the name of the village as Timé. He set out for Djenné on 9 January 1828 and joined a large caravan carrying kola nuts.[1][2]

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