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Duékoué (French: [dwekwe]) is a city in western Ivory Coast. It is a sub-prefecture of and the seat of Duékoué Department. It is also the seat of Guémon Region in Montagnes District and a commune. In the 2014 census, the population of Duékoué was 185,344,[1] making it the ninth-largest city in the country.

Duékoué
Duékoué is located in Ivory Coast
Duékoué
Duékoué
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 6°44′N 7°21′W / 6.733°N 7.350°W / 6.733; -7.350Coordinates: 6°44′N 7°21′W / 6.733°N 7.350°W / 6.733; -7.350
Country Ivory Coast
DistrictMontagnes
RegionGuémon
DepartmentDuékoué
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total185,344
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

HistoryEdit

At least 800 people were killed in Duékoué on 29 March 2011 during fierce fighting during the 2010–11 Ivorian crisis.[2]

ClimateEdit

The Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).[3]

Climate data for Duékoué
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.2
(91.8)
33.5
(92.3)
33.1
(91.6)
32.5
(90.5)
31.8
(89.2)
29.9
(85.8)
28.2
(82.8)
28
(82)
29.2
(84.6)
30.3
(86.5)
31.4
(88.5)
31.8
(89.2)
31.1
(87.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.9
(78.6)
26.9
(80.4)
27.1
(80.8)
26.9
(80.4)
26.6
(79.9)
25.4
(77.7)
24.1
(75.4)
24
(75)
24.8
(76.6)
25.4
(77.7)
25.8
(78.4)
25.3
(77.5)
25.7
(78.2)
Average low °C (°F) 18.6
(65.5)
20.3
(68.5)
21.1
(70.0)
21.4
(70.5)
21.5
(70.7)
21
(70)
20.1
(68.2)
20.1
(68.2)
20.5
(68.9)
20.5
(68.9)
20.3
(68.5)
18.9
(66.0)
20.4
(68.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14
(0.6)
55
(2.2)
103
(4.1)
132
(5.2)
149
(5.9)
207
(8.1)
125
(4.9)
181
(7.1)
290
(11.4)
177
(7.0)
56
(2.2)
17
(0.7)
1,506
(59.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 231m)[3]

VillagesEdit

The sixteen villages of the sub-prefecture of Duékoué and their population in 2014 are [4]:

  1. Bahé-Blahon (13 281)
  2. Baouli (4 574)
  3. Blody (7 324)
  4. Dahoua (3 857)
  5. Duekoué (90 274)
  6. Fengolo (28 670)
  7. Guitrozon (7 202)
  8. Niambly (3 664)
  9. Pinhou (2 509)
  10. Toa-Zéo (5 278)
  11. Belemoin (1 010)
  12. Diahouin (2 387)
  13. Doumbiadougou (6 631)
  14. Glaou (3 592)
  15. Lokosso (4 355)
  16. Tissongnénin (736)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Fighting in Ivory Coast town kills at least 800 people, Red Cross says". BNO News. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Climate: Duekoue - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  4. ^ "RGPH 2014, Répertoire des localités, Région Guémon" (PDF). ins.ci. Retrieved 5 August 2019.