Dimbokro

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Dimbokro
Town, sub-prefecture, and commune
Railway bridge at Dimbokro
Railway bridge at Dimbokro
Dimbokro is located in Ivory Coast
Dimbokro
Dimbokro
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 6°39′N 4°42′W / 6.650°N 4.700°W / 6.650; -4.700Coordinates: 6°39′N 4°42′W / 6.650°N 4.700°W / 6.650; -4.700[1]
Country  Ivory Coast
District Lacs
Region N'Zi
Department Dimbokro
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 64,957
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Dimbokro is a town in south-central Ivory Coast. It is the seat of both Lacs District and N'Zi Region. It is also the seat of and a sub-prefecture of Dimbokro Department. Dimbokro is also a commune.

The town is located along the river N'Zi, approximately 50 km southeast of the official capital of Ivory Coast, Yamoussoukro. Dimbokro is connected by both road and railway from the country's commercial capital and de facto political capital Abidjan on the coast. Except for a textile factory, the town is of limited size and economic importance. Dimbokro is otherwise known as the birthplace of the country's current president, Alassane Ouattara.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dimbokro
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.9
(93)
35.5
(95.9)
35.0
(95)
34.4
(93.9)
33.5
(92.3)
31.7
(89.1)
30.2
(86.4)
29.9
(85.8)
30.9
(87.6)
31.8
(89.2)
32.7
(90.9)
32.2
(90)
32.6
(90.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.2
(81)
29.1
(84.4)
29.1
(84.4)
28.9
(84)
28.2
(82.8)
27.0
(80.6)
25.9
(78.6)
25.7
(78.3)
26.6
(79.9)
27.2
(81)
27.6
(81.7)
26.9
(80.4)
27.4
(81.3)
Average low °C (°F) 20.3
(68.5)
22.6
(72.7)
23.2
(73.8)
23.3
(73.9)
23.0
(73.4)
22.5
(72.5)
22.0
(71.6)
21.9
(71.4)
22.0
(71.6)
22.3
(72.1)
22.2
(72)
20.9
(69.6)
22.2
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11.9
(0.469)
48.0
(1.89)
11.9
(0.469)
139.4
(5.488)
161.0
(6.339)
205.6
(8.094)
112.4
(4.425)
74.8
(2.945)
125.5
(4.941)
119.9
(4.72)
60.4
(2.378)
22.6
(0.89)
1,093.4
(43.047)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 203.5 178.1 203.5 216.5 214.7 164.3 118.2 93.9 121.7 189.0 203.0 183.5 2,089.9
Source: NOAA[3]

Transport[edit]

Dimbokro is served by Dimbokro Airport and by a station on the national railway system.[4]

A railway bridge over the Nzi River near Dimbokro collapsed on 6 September 2016.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ivory Coast Cities Longitude & Latitude". sphereinfo.com. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Dimbokro Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ Photo of station
  5. ^ Railways Africa Nzi River bridge