Forécariah

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Forécariah
Sub-prefecture and town
Forécariah is located in Guinea
Forécariah
Forécariah
Location in Guinea
Coordinates: 9°26′N 13°05′W / 9.433°N 13.083°W / 9.433; -13.083
Country  Guinea
Region Kindia Region
Prefecture Forécariah Prefecture
Elevation 256 ft (78 m)
Population (2008 est.)
 • Total 21,710

Forécariah is a sub-prefecture and town located in western Guinea. Population 21,710 (2008 est).[1]

It is the capital of Forécariah Prefecture.

Famous people[edit]

It was the birthplace of Henri Duparc, the film director.

Mining[edit]

Forecariah is a possible station on a heavy duty railway between Kalia mine and Matakong port for the export of iron ore.[2] One of the mines is at Kalia.[3]

Ebola[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer Archived June 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved on June 16, 2008
  2. ^ http://www.otal.com/guinea/
  3. ^ http://www.chinamining.org/News/2008-09-09/1220926099d17054.html
  4. ^ "GUINEA / EBOLA FORECARIAH". Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Guinea". International SOS. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 

Coordinates: 09°26′00″N 13°05′00″W / 9.43333°N 13.08333°W / 9.43333; -13.08333