Sassandra

Sassandra is a town in southern Ivory Coast. It is a sub-prefecture of and the seat of Sassandra Department. It is also a commune and the seat of Gbôklé Region in Bas-Sassandra District.

Sassandra
A beach in Sassandra
A beach in Sassandra
Sassandra is located in Ivory Coast
Sassandra
Sassandra
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 4°57′N 6°5′W / 4.950°N 6.083°W / 4.950; -6.083Coordinates: 4°57′N 6°5′W / 4.950°N 6.083°W / 4.950; -6.083
Country Ivory Coast
DistrictBas-Sassandra
RegionGbôklé
DepartmentSassandra
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total72,221
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Sassandra lies on the Gulf of Guinea at the mouth of the Sassandra River. The town was founded by the Portuguese as Santo André and was later run by the British, then the French as a seaport for timber. The town declined in the 1960s after San Pédro's port was completed. Sassandra's main industry is now fishing.

Sassandra is known for its beaches and lighthouse, while the Gaoulou National Park lies nearby. It is served by Sassandra Airport.

In 2014, the population of the sub-prefecture of Sassandra was 72,221.[2]

VillagesEdit

The thirty eight villages of the sub-prefecture of Sassandra and their population in 2014 are:[2]

  1. Arokpa (363)
  2. Bassa (492)
  3. Batélébré 1 (94)
  4. Brodjé (431)
  5. Cocoplage (296)
  6. Dabéda (169)
  7. Gaoulou (12 184)
  8. Gapé (318)
  9. Grand-Dréwin (747)
  10. Kadrokpa (1 683)
  11. Lébléko (151)
  12. Lékidou (63)
  13. Misséhi (292)
  14. Niani (839)
  15. Niézéko (222)
  16. Sassandra (26 608)
  17. Siampaho Pk6 (855)
  18. Vodiéko (286)
  19. Akakro (863)
  20. Dagbégo 1 (1 025)
  21. Dagbégo 2 (2 042)
  22. Gloplou Pk20 (496)
  23. Godé (180)
  24. Goviadou (39)
  25. Guédio-Guédio (720)
  26. Kadrokpa 2 (2 911)
  27. Latéko (233)
  28. Lipoyo (1 079)
  29. Lohiri-Néyau (326)
  30. Lossan Kouamékro (2 313)
  31. Louga (889)
  32. Niabably Pk 26 (3 323)
  33. Niabayo (89)
  34. Niéga (328)
  35. Pauly-Brousse (6 530)
  36. Pauly-Chantier (623)
  37. Pauly-Plage (162)
  38. Sialloukro (2 957)

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Sassandra (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.1
(86.2)
30.1
(86.2)
31.0
(87.8)
30.9
(87.6)
29.8
(85.6)
27.9
(82.2)
27.1
(80.8)
26.5
(79.7)
27.5
(81.5)
28.5
(83.3)
29.6
(85.3)
29.5
(85.1)
29.0
(84.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.1
(79.0)
26.9
(80.4)
27.0
(80.6)
26.5
(79.7)
26.5
(79.7)
25.4
(77.7)
24.5
(76.1)
24.2
(75.6)
24.6
(76.3)
25.5
(77.9)
26.2
(79.2)
26.1
(79.0)
25.8
(78.4)
Average low °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
23.0
(73.4)
23.2
(73.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.1
(73.6)
22.0
(71.6)
22.7
(72.9)
22.0
(71.6)
22.0
(71.6)
22.4
(72.3)
22.8
(73.0)
22.6
(72.7)
22.6
(72.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 15.8
(0.62)
35.7
(1.41)
52.6
(2.07)
96.9
(3.81)
235.1
(9.26)
529.1
(20.83)
191.4
(7.54)
32.1
(1.26)
43.6
(1.72)
84.5
(3.33)
119.6
(4.71)
72.8
(2.87)
1,509.2
(59.42)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 208.3 192.4 211.4 218.3 182.5 112.1 128.8 123.8 154.4 216.0 224.2 206.2 2,178.4
Source: NOAA[3]

External linksEdit

  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "RGPH 2014, Répertoire des localités, Région Gbôklé" (PDF). ins.ci. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Sassandra–Aero Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 21, 2015.