Kindia (N’ko: ߞߌ߲ߘߌߦߊ߫) is the fourth largest city in Guinea, lying about 85 miles northeast of the nation's capital, Conakry. Its estimated population in 2008 was 181,126.[1] Kindia serves as the capital and largest city of Kindia Prefecture and Kindia Region. It also forms a sub-prefecture of Guinea.

Kindia
Strassenszene bei Kindia.jpg
Kindia is located in Guinea
Kindia
Kindia
Coordinates: 10°02′59″N 12°51′15″W / 10.04972°N 12.85417°W / 10.04972; -12.85417Coordinates: 10°02′59″N 12°51′15″W / 10.04972°N 12.85417°W / 10.04972; -12.85417
CountryFlag of Guinea.svg Guinea
RegionKindia Region
PrefectureKindia Prefecture
Government
 • MayorMamadouba Bangoura
Population
 (2008)
 • Total181,126

GeographyEdit

 
Mariée Falls.

The city is near Mount Gangan and the Mariée Falls.

HistoryEdit

 
Main street in 1905.
 
Station in 1905.

The city was founded in 1904 on the route of Conakry Railway in Kankan.[2]

EconomyEdit

Kindia grew around banana plantations after the construction of a now-closed railway to the capital.

DemographyEdit

The city of Kindia has an ethnically diverse population, although the Susu make up the majority of the population, followed by the Mandinka. The city is home to virtually all of the country's ethnic groups. After the capital Conakry, Kindia is home to the second largest Sierra Leonean community in Guinea. An estimated 9,000 Sierra Leoneans reside in the city, many of them have obtain Guinean citizenship. Like every city in Western Guinea, including the capital Conakry, the Susu language is the most widely spoken language in Kindia and is understood by virtually the entire population.

ClimateEdit

Kindia has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw).

Climate data for Kindia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.8
(89.2)
33.8
(92.8)
35.0
(95.0)
34.2
(93.6)
31.8
(89.2)
28.7
(83.7)
27.1
(80.8)
26.7
(80.1)
27.8
(82.0)
28.9
(84.0)
30.0
(86.0)
30.7
(87.3)
30.5
(86.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.4
(77.7)
26.8
(80.2)
27.7
(81.9)
27.8
(82.0)
26.6
(79.9)
24.7
(76.5)
23.8
(74.8)
23.4
(74.1)
24.0
(75.2)
24.6
(76.3)
25.3
(77.5)
25.0
(77.0)
25.4
(77.7)
Average low °C (°F) 19.0
(66.2)
19.7
(67.5)
20.5
(68.9)
21.4
(70.5)
21.3
(70.3)
20.7
(69.3)
20.4
(68.7)
20.4
(68.7)
20.2
(68.4)
20.3
(68.5)
20.5
(68.9)
19.2
(66.6)
20.3
(68.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1
(0.0)
2
(0.1)
12
(0.5)
48
(1.9)
175
(6.9)
243
(9.6)
371
(14.6)
464
(18.3)
351
(13.8)
225
(8.9)
39
(1.5)
7
(0.3)
1,938
(76.4)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0 0 1 4 12 16 23 26 22 17 4 1 126
Average relative humidity (%) 47 45 48 55 69 80 84 86 82 80 73 57 67
Mean monthly sunshine hours 247 237 262 230 197 148 106 81 127 163 189 236 2,223
Source: NOAA[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ World Gazetteer[dead link], Retrieved on June 16, 2008
  2. ^ Britannica, Kindia, britannica.com, USA, accessed on June 23, 2019
  3. ^ "Kindia Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved July 6, 2015.