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Town, sub-prefecture, and commune
Tengréla is located in Ivory Coast
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 10°29′N 6°24′W / 10.483°N 6.400°W / 10.483; -6.400Coordinates: 10°29′N 6°24′W / 10.483°N 6.400°W / 10.483; -6.400
Country  Ivory Coast
District Savanes
Region Bagoué
Department Tengréla
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 80,887
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Tengréla (also spelled Tingréla) is a town in the far north of Ivory Coast. It is a sub-prefecture and the seat of Tengréla Department in Bagoué Region, Savanes District. Tengréla is also a commune.

Dibi, a type of chimney used in Tingréla, 1892

The French explorer René Caillié stopped at the settlement of Tengréla, which was then a large walled village, in January 1828 on his journey to Timbuktu. He was travelling with a caravan of 500 to 600 people and 80 donkeys transporting kola nuts. In his book Travels through Central Africa to Timbuctoo published in 1830, he spelled the name of the village as "Tangrera".[2][3]


  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Caillié 1830, pp. 379-388.
  3. ^ Viguier 2008, p. 27.