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Not to be confused with Tambacounda, Senegal.

Tembakounda is the location of the source of the Niger River, West Africa's longest river, which eventually empties at the Niger Delta into the Gulf of Guinea 4,180 km (2,600 mi) distant.[1] Tembakounda is in the Djallon Mountains, low mountains rising above the plateau area of the Guinea Highlands known as Fouta Djallon.[1]


  1. ^ a b Dillon, Andrew (November 2007). "Child Labor and Schooling Responses to Production and Health Shocks in Northern Mali" (PDF). Cornell University Department of Applied Economics and Management and International Food Policy Research Institute. 

Coordinates: 09°39′N 10°52′W / 9.650°N 10.867°W / 9.650; -10.867