N'Délé

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N'Délé
N'Délé is located in Central African Republic
N'Délé
N'Délé
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates: 8°24′33″N 20°39′11″E / 8.40917°N 20.65306°E / 8.40917; 20.65306Coordinates: 8°24′33″N 20°39′11″E / 8.40917°N 20.65306°E / 8.40917; 20.65306
Country Central African Republic
PrefectureBamingui-Bangoran
Population
 (2013)
 • Total13,704

N'Délé or Ndele is a market town and sub prefecture in the north eastern Central African Republic, lying east of the Bamingui-Bangoran National Park. Ndélé is the capital of Bamingui-Bangoran, one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic. N'Délé had a population of 10,850 as of the 2003 census; and a calculated 2013 population of 13,704.[1]

History[edit]

The market at N'Délé during the 19th century.

The tata, or fortified wall, creates a citadel-like palace on a hill overlooking N'Délé. It was constructed at the behest of Sultan Mohammed al-Sanussi of Dar al Kuti in the late 19th century.[2] N'Délé, the tata, and the Kaga-Kpoungouvou Caves were collectively added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on April 11, 2006, in the Cultural category.[2] There is an airport in the city. When the fighting resumed in December 2012 between the FACA loyalists and the rebel coalition of Séléka, the city fell to rebel forces.[3][4] In 2020 heavy clashes erupted in the city between ex-Séléka FPRC and RPRC groups resulting in dozens people being killed.

Climate[edit]

N'Délé has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw).

Climate data for N'Délé
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 36.5
(97.7)
37.8
(100.0)
38.5
(101.3)
37.0
(98.6)
34.6
(94.3)
31.8
(89.2)
30.4
(86.7)
29.4
(84.9)
30.5
(86.9)
31.7
(89.1)
33.3
(91.9)
34.7
(94.5)
33.9
(92.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.2
(81.0)
29.4
(84.9)
30.1
(86.2)
30.0
(86.0)
28.6
(83.5)
26.7
(80.1)
25.4
(77.7)
25.4
(77.7)
25.4
(77.7)
25.9
(78.6)
25.8
(78.4)
25.1
(77.2)
27.1
(80.8)
Average low °C (°F) 18.0
(64.4)
20.7
(69.3)
21.3
(70.3)
22.9
(73.2)
22.6
(72.7)
21.2
(70.2)
20.7
(69.3)
21.3
(70.3)
20.4
(68.7)
20.1
(68.2)
18.5
(65.3)
16.2
(61.2)
20.3
(68.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
6
(0.2)
24
(0.9)
65
(2.6)
122
(4.8)
151
(5.9)
205
(8.1)
235
(9.3)
231
(9.1)
131
(5.2)
9
(0.4)
0
(0)
1,179
(46.5)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 279 263 250 209 222 189 160 151 157 201 277 268 2,626
Source 1: Normales et records pour la période 2002-2013 à N'Dele,[5]
Source 2: Climate : N'Délé for rainfall totals,[6] Étude méthodologique pour l'utilisation des données climatologiques de l'Afrique tropicale for sunshine hours[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central African Republic: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Le Tata (palais fortifié) du Sultan Sénoussi, les grottes de Kaga-Kpoungouvou, la ville de Ndélé". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Centrafrique: Bangui sous la menace des rebelles". Le Figaro (in French). 26 December 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  4. ^ "La France n'est pas en Centrafrique pour y protéger «un régime". Libération (in French). 27 December 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Normales et records pour la période 2002-2013 à N'Dele". Infoclimat. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  6. ^ "Climate : N'Délé for rainfall totals". Infoclimat. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  7. ^ "Étude méthodologique pour l'utilisation des données climatologiques de l'Afrique tropicale for sunshine hours""Étude méthodologique pour l'utilisation des données climatologiques de l'Afrique tropicale for sunshine hours" (PDF). Infoclimat. Retrieved 2014-01-13.

Books[edit]

  • D. Cordell, Dar al-Kuti and the Last Years of the Trans-Saharan Slave Trade. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.

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