Mékambo

Mékambo is a small town in north-eastern Gabon on the banks of the Zadié river. It is located in the Ogooué-Ivindo province of Gabon and is the seat of the Zadié Department. It has received international press for recent outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in 1994 and 1997.

Mékambo
Mékambo is located in Gabon
Mékambo
Mékambo
Location in Gabon
Coordinates: 1°1′N 13°56′E / 1.017°N 13.933°E / 1.017; 13.933
Country Gabon
ProvinceOgooué-Ivindo Province
Population
 • Total4,891

It is served by Mékambo Airport.

ClimateEdit

Mékambo has a tropical dry savanna climate (Köppen climate classification As).

Climate data for Mékambo (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.3
(84.7)
30.3
(86.5)
30.6
(87.1)
30.8
(87.4)
30.0
(86.0)
28.3
(82.9)
26.7
(80.1)
27.2
(81.0)
28.7
(83.7)
29.3
(84.7)
29.0
(84.2)
30.0
(86.0)
29.2
(84.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.8
(74.8)
24.4
(75.9)
24.8
(76.6)
25.0
(77.0)
24.7
(76.5)
23.4
(74.1)
22.1
(71.8)
22.5
(72.5)
23.7
(74.7)
24.2
(75.6)
23.9
(75.0)
24.6
(76.3)
23.9
(75.0)
Average low °C (°F) 18.3
(64.9)
18.4
(65.1)
18.9
(66.0)
19.2
(66.6)
19.3
(66.7)
18.5
(65.3)
17.4
(63.3)
17.8
(64.0)
18.6
(65.5)
19.0
(66.2)
18.7
(65.7)
19.2
(66.6)
18.6
(65.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 69.4
(2.73)
88.5
(3.48)
166.3
(6.55)
167.7
(6.60)
173.6
(6.83)
80.2
(3.16)
25.9
(1.02)
45.1
(1.78)
183.2
(7.21)
294.8
(11.61)
200.5
(7.89)
88.6
(3.49)
1,583.8
(62.35)
Average precipitation days 6.7 8.5 13.4 13.4 13.7 7.8 3.5 5.0 14.3 18.5 15.9 8.1 128.8
Average relative humidity (%) 81 79 79 79 80 84 85 83 82 81 82 83 82
Source: NOAA[1]

MineralsEdit

Iron ore deposits are found in the vicinity.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mkambo Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

Coordinates: 1°01′N 13°56′E / 1.017°N 13.933°E / 1.017; 13.933