Zadie Department in the region
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Zadié is a department of Ogooué-Ivindo Province in northern-eastern Gabon. The capital lies at Mékambo. As of 2003 the department had a population of 15,203 people. The department has a population of Bakoya pygmies, settled here since about 1933 along the main roads from Mékambo to Mazingo and Mékambo to Ekata on the Congolese border. The area received international press for outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in 1994 and 1997.
The department contains the following administrative divisions. The population as of the 2003 census is given:
- Commune de Mékambo (4,971)
- Canton Bengoué (1,050)
- Canton Djouah (3,379)
- Canton Loué (3,769)
- Canton Sassamongo (2,035)
- "Gabon". Direction Generale de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, Gabon, accessed via GeoHive. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- Soengas, Beatriz (December 2009). "PRELIMINARY ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ON THE BAKOYA" (PDF). African Study Monographs, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
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