|Sub-prefecture and town|
|Elevation||256 ft (78 m)|
|Population (2008 est.)|
It is the capital of Forécariah Prefecture.
It was the birthplace of Henri Duparc, the film director.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, head of United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UMEER) visited Forécariah in March 2015, concerned about the continuing large number of cases of Ebola. He called for closer collaboration between health services in Guinea and neighbouring Sierra Leone. This was in the context of three quarters of all Ebola cases worldwide were in the combined areas of Forécariah Prefecture and neighbouring Kambia District in Sierra Leone.
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