Danané

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Danané
City, sub-prefecture, and commune
Danané is located in Ivory Coast
Danané
Danané
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 7°16′N 8°10′W / 7.267°N 8.167°W / 7.267; -8.167Coordinates: 7°16′N 8°10′W / 7.267°N 8.167°W / 7.267; -8.167
Country  Ivory Coast
District Montagnes
Region Tonkpi
Department Danané
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 104,672
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Danané is a city in the far west of Ivory Coast. It is a sub-prefecture of and the seat of Danané Department in Tonkpi Region, Montagnes District. Danané is also a commune. The city is 25 kilometres east of the border with Liberia, 30 kilometres south of the border with Guinea, and 45 kilometres southwest of the Guinea–Ivory Coast–Liberia tripoint.

Because Danané is close to the Guinean and Liberian borders, it became a destination for refugees during the Liberian Civil War. By the end of 1999, the town of Danané had overgrown its boundaries and swallowed up a number of small villages around it. Many Liberians who were resettled around the world resided in Danané for a period of time.

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  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 7 December 2015.