Kossou

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Kossou
Kossou is located in Ivory Coast
Kossou
Kossou
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 7°0′N 5°29′W / 7.000°N 5.483°W / 7.000; -5.483Coordinates: 7°0′N 5°29′W / 7.000°N 5.483°W / 7.000; -5.483
Country Ivory Coast
DistrictYamoussoukro
DepartmentYamoussoukro
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total28,321
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Man weighing gold collected in a mine near the dam

Kossou is a town in central Ivory Coast. Since 2013, it has been one of two sub-prefectures of Yamoussoukro Department, Yamoussoukro Autonomous District. The town is named after nearby Lake Kossou.

Kossou was a commune until March 2012, when it became one of 1126 communes nationwide that were abolished.[2]

Villages in the sub-prefecture include Zatta.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Le gouvernement ivoirien supprime 1126 communes, et maintient 197 pour renforcer sa politique de décentralisation en cours", news.abidjan.net, 7 March 2012.