Faranah

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Faranah
Sub-prefecture and town
Nickname(s): Sankaran
Faranah is located in Guinea
Faranah
Faranah
Location in Guinea
Coordinates: 10°02′N 10°44′W / 10.033°N 10.733°W / 10.033; -10.733
Country  Guinea
Region Faranah Region
Elevation 456 m (1,496 ft)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 78,108

Faranah is a town and sub-prefecture in central Guinea, lying by the River Niger. As of 2014 it had a population of 78,108 people.[1] The town is mainly inhabited by the Malinke people.

History[edit]

Sékou Touré was born in what was then a village, and after becoming president developed it with a mosque, palace and conference centre. It lies immediately south west of the Haut Niger National Park. The town is served by Faranah Airport.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Faranah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 35.4
(95.7)
37.1
(98.8)
38.2
(100.8)
37.8
(100)
35.8
(96.4)
32.8
(91)
30.7
(87.3)
30.7
(87.3)
31.5
(88.7)
32.4
(90.3)
33.2
(91.8)
33.8
(92.8)
34.1
(93.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
26.2
(79.2)
28.6
(83.5)
28.5
(83.3)
27.0
(80.6)
25.4
(77.7)
24.3
(75.7)
24.3
(75.7)
24.6
(76.3)
25.2
(77.4)
25.0
(77)
22.6
(72.7)
25.3
(77.5)
Average low °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
12.0
(53.6)
15.3
(59.5)
18.9
(66)
18.1
(64.6)
18.0
(64.4)
18.0
(64.4)
18.3
(64.9)
18.0
(64.4)
17.8
(64)
13.1
(55.6)
9.9
(49.8)
15.5
(59.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
9
(0.35)
60
(2.36)
145
(5.71)
201
(7.91)
240
(9.45)
293
(11.54)
277
(10.91)
143
(5.63)
46
(1.81)
0.2
(0.008)
1,418.2
(55.835)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0 0 2 6 10 14 14 20 19 14 3 0 102
Average relative humidity (%) 44 39 42 55 68 75 80 80 79 77 66 52 63
Source: NOAA[2]

Mining[edit]

Faranah is near major iron ore deposits.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guinea". Institut National de la Statistique, Guinea, accessed via Geohive. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Faranah Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°02′N 10°44′W / 10.033°N 10.733°W / 10.033; -10.733