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Town and sub-prefecture
Kossou is located in Ivory Coast
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
District Yamoussoukro
Department Yamoussoukro
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 28,321
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
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.