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

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

Mining

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

See also

References

  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