Dabola

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Dabola
Town and sub-prefecture
Guinea Dabola village.jpg
Dabola is located in Guinea
Dabola
Dabola
Location in Guinea
Coordinates: 10°45′N 11°07′W / 10.750°N 11.117°W / 10.750; -11.117
Country  Guinea
Region Kankan Region
Prefecture Dabola Prefecture
Elevation 363 m (1,191 ft)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 38,617

Dabola is a city in central Guinea. As of 2014 it had a population of 38,617 people.[1] It grew around the railway line from Conakry to Kankan and is known for the Tinkisso Falls and for its important dam.

Transport[edit]

While the main line is metre gauge, the branch to Tougué is standard gauge.[2]

Mining[edit]

Development of iron ore deposits was proposed in 1994. This would require upgrading of the understrength line from the port of Conakry or a new heavy duty line to a new port at Matakan.[3] There are also deposits of bauxite.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guinea". Institut National de la Statistique, Guinea, accessed via Geohive. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Guinea : Freebase - The World's Database
  3. ^ http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/2004/gvmyb04.pdf

Coordinates: 10°45′00″N 11°07′00″W / 10.75000°N 11.11667°W / 10.75000; -11.11667