Duékoué

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Duékoué
City, sub-prefecture, and commune
Duékoué is located in Ivory Coast
Duékoué
Duékoué
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 6°44′N 7°21′W / 6.733°N 7.350°W / 6.733; -7.350Coordinates: 6°44′N 7°21′W / 6.733°N 7.350°W / 6.733; -7.350
Country  Ivory Coast
District Montagnes
Region Guémon
Department Duékoué
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 185,344
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Duékoué (French: [dwekwe]) is a city in western Ivory Coast. It is a sub-prefecture of and the seat of Duékoué Department. It is also the seat of Guémon Region in Montagnes District and a commune. In the 2014 census, the population of Duékoué was 185,344,[1] making it the ninth-largest city in the country.

History[edit]

At least 800 people were killed in Duékoué on 29 March 2011 during fierce fighting during the 2010–11 Ivorian crisis.[2]

Climate[edit]

The Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).[3]

Climate data for Duékoué
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.2
(91.8)
33.5
(92.3)
33.1
(91.6)
32.5
(90.5)
31.8
(89.2)
29.9
(85.8)
28.2
(82.8)
28
(82)
29.2
(84.6)
30.3
(86.5)
31.4
(88.5)
31.8
(89.2)
31.08
(87.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.9
(78.6)
26.9
(80.4)
27.1
(80.8)
26.9
(80.4)
26.6
(79.9)
25.4
(77.7)
24.1
(75.4)
24
(75)
24.8
(76.6)
25.4
(77.7)
25.8
(78.4)
25.3
(77.5)
25.68
(78.2)
Average low °C (°F) 18.6
(65.5)
20.3
(68.5)
21.1
(70)
21.4
(70.5)
21.5
(70.7)
21
(70)
20.1
(68.2)
20.1
(68.2)
20.5
(68.9)
20.5
(68.9)
20.3
(68.5)
18.9
(66)
20.36
(68.66)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14
(0.55)
55
(2.17)
103
(4.06)
132
(5.2)
149
(5.87)
207
(8.15)
125
(4.92)
181
(7.13)
290
(11.42)
177
(6.97)
56
(2.2)
17
(0.67)
1,506
(59.31)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 231m)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fighting in Ivory Coast town kills at least 800 people, Red Cross says". BNO News. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Climate: Duekoue - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2014-01-06.