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Town, sub-prefecture, and commune
Tiémé is located in Ivory Coast
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 9°32′N 7°20′W / 9.533°N 7.333°W / 9.533; -7.333Coordinates: 9°32′N 7°20′W / 9.533°N 7.333°W / 9.533; -7.333
Country  Ivory Coast
District Denguélé
Region Kabadougou
Department Odienné
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 9,182
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Tiémé is a town in northwestern Ivory Coast. It is a sub-prefecture and commune of Odienné Department in Kabadougou Region, Denguélé District. It is situated between two major towns of the Denguélé: Odienné is located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) west, and Madinani lies 28 kilometres (17 mi) east.

The French explorer René Caillié arrived in Tiémé on 3 August 1827 on the long journey that would take him to Timbuktu. Ill with malaria, scurvy and with a tropical ulcer on his foot he was forced to remain for five months in the village. He gave a detailed account of his stay in his book Travels through Central Africa to Timbuctoo which was published in 1830. He spelled the name of the village as Timé. He set out for Djenné on 9 January 1828 and joined a large caravan carrying kola nuts.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Quella-Villéger 2012, p. 79.
  3. ^ Caillié 1830, pp. 321-360.