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Macenta is a town in southeastern Guinea, founded by the Toma people. Population 88,376 (2008 est).[1]

Macenta
Macenta is located in Guinea
Macenta
Macenta
Location in Guinea
Coordinates: 8°33′N 9°28′W / 8.550°N 9.467°W / 8.550; -9.467
Country Guinea
RegionNzérékoré Region
PrefectureMacenta Prefecture
Population
(2008 est.)
 • Total88,376

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GeographyEdit

Macenta is the capital of the Macenta Prefecture in southeastern Guinea is located in the Guinea Highlands (at 620 metres (2,030 ft)) on the road from Nzérékoré to Guéckédou. The Nianda River joins the Makonda River near Macenta.[2]

ClimateEdit

Macenta has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am).

Climate data for Macenta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 34.0
(93.2)
35.2
(95.4)
34.7
(94.5)
33.0
(91.4)
32.7
(90.9)
31.5
(88.7)
30.1
(86.2)
29.7
(85.5)
31.0
(87.8)
30.2
(86.4)
31.6
(88.9)
32.2
(90.0)
32.2
(90.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.6
(72.7)
24.6
(76.3)
25.6
(78.1)
25.6
(78.1)
25.2
(77.4)
24.4
(75.9)
23.7
(74.7)
23.7
(74.7)
24.5
(76.1)
24.4
(75.9)
24.0
(75.2)
22.7
(72.9)
24.2
(75.6)
Average low °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
11.4
(52.5)
14.4
(57.9)
17.3
(63.1)
17.9
(64.2)
17.6
(63.7)
17.9
(64.2)
18.3
(64.9)
17.7
(63.9)
17.2
(63.0)
14.7
(58.5)
10.6
(51.1)
15.4
(59.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 12
(0.5)
46
(1.8)
99
(3.9)
188
(7.4)
227
(8.9)
282
(11.1)
383
(15.1)
535
(21.1)
466
(18.3)
264
(10.4)
168
(6.6)
41
(1.6)
2,711
(106.7)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 1 5 8 13 15 18 22 25 22 17 10 2 158
Average relative humidity (%) 72 69 71 77 80 83 85 78 81 81 81 77 78
Source: NOAA[3]

Recent historyEdit

French colonial and settlement influx influenced by Liberians circa 2000. It is the source of the 2014 African Ebola outbreak.[4]

EconomyEdit

Macenta is the major trading market town for tea, coffee, rice, cassava, shea butter extract, kola nuts, palm oil, and kernels grown in the surrounding agricultural area. A tea processing plant was built in Macenta in 1968, and the town has an agricultural research station, a sawmill, and several secondary schools.[5] A trade in smuggling is believed to have developed in Macenta.

The town is served by Macenta Airport.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ World Gazetteer Archived 2008-06-17 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved on June 16, 2008
  2. ^ Anderson, Ewan.W. (2003). International Boundaries: A Geopolitical Atlas By Ewan W. Anderson (2003). Routledge. p. 939. ISBN 1-57958-375-X. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
  3. ^ "Macenta Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  4. ^ http://healthmap.org/ebola/
  5. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, Retrieved on June 16, 2008

Coordinates: 08°33′N 09°28′W / 8.550°N 9.467°W / 8.550; -9.467