Yomou

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Yomou
Yomou is located in Guinea
Yomou
Yomou
Location in Guinea
Coordinates: 7°33′57.60″N 9°15′11.88″W / 7.5660000°N 9.2533000°W / 7.5660000; -9.2533000Coordinates: 7°33′57.60″N 9°15′11.88″W / 7.5660000°N 9.2533000°W / 7.5660000; -9.2533000
Country  Guinea
Region Nzérékoré Region
Prefecture Yomou Prefecture
Population (2008)
 • Total 29,138

Yomou is a town located in southeastern Guinea. It is the capital of Yomou Prefecture. It has an estimated population of 29,138 (2008) growing from 9,661 (1996).[1]

Youmou is the chief market town for the densely forested region of the Guinea Highlands. Main commodities sold in the town include rice, cassava, coffee,palm oil and kernels.[2] The town is inhabited mainly inhabited by the Guerze (Kpelle) and Mano (or Manon) peoples. The surrounding area borders Liberia to the east.

A number of refugees crossed the border to Yomou during the First and Second Liberian Civil Wars, accounting for its recent growth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer Archived June 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved on June 18, 2008
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, Retrieved on June 18, 2008