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Siguiri is a city in northeastern Guinea on the River Niger. It is a sub-prefecture and capital of Siguiri Prefecture in the Kankan Region.[1] Its population was estimated at 28,319 in 2008.[2]

Siguiri
A village outside Siguri
A village outside Siguri
Siguiri is located in Guinea
Siguiri
Siguiri
Location in Guinea
Coordinates: 11°25′N 9°10′W / 11.417°N 9.167°W / 11.417; -9.167Coordinates: 11°25′N 9°10′W / 11.417°N 9.167°W / 11.417; -9.167
Country Guinea
RegionKankan Region
Population
 (2008)
 • Total28,319
Left - Geologic map of the Siguiri area, where X is Paleoproterozoic and Z is Neoproterozoic. Right - The Mali Empire in 1337, including the location of the Bambuk, Bure, Lobi, and Akan Goldfields

It is known for its goldsmiths and as the birthplace of Sekouba Bambino Diabaté.

Placer gold is mined here.[3] North and northwest of Siguiri, and along the Tinkisso River, is the Bouré region. This region replaced Bambouk as a major gold producer in the 11th-12th centuries. Gold is also found along the Sankarani River.[4][5][6]

This is the place where Sundiata Keita fought Soumaoro Kanté, and located here is a former French fort built in 1888, and the Siguiri Airport.

ClimateEdit

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

Climate data for Siguiri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 36.4
(97.5)
38.4
(101.1)
39.4
(102.9)
40.0
(104.0)
38.5
(101.3)
35.7
(96.3)
32.5
(90.5)
31.8
(89.2)
33.1
(91.6)
34.7
(94.5)
34.2
(93.6)
35.6
(96.1)
35.9
(96.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.9
(76.8)
27.7
(81.9)
29.9
(85.8)
30.9
(87.6)
29.5
(85.1)
26.9
(80.4)
25.4
(77.7)
25.2
(77.4)
25.4
(77.7)
26.7
(80.1)
26.3
(79.3)
24.8
(76.6)
27.0
(80.6)
Average low °C (°F) 12.8
(55.0)
15.2
(59.4)
17.7
(63.9)
20.0
(68.0)
19.2
(66.6)
18.5
(65.3)
18.7
(65.7)
18.9
(66.0)
18.8
(65.8)
18.7
(65.7)
14.7
(58.5)
13.0
(55.4)
17.2
(63.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
2
(0.1)
4
(0.2)
32
(1.3)
85
(3.3)
160
(6.3)
248
(9.8)
287
(11.3)
234
(9.2)
95
(3.7)
12
(0.5)
1
(0.0)
1,160
(45.7)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0 0 1 3 8 12 16 18 16 8 0 0 82
Average relative humidity (%) 31 28 33 41 54 71 79 80 78 70 49 35 54
Mean monthly sunshine hours 268 244 206 237 236 227 198 174 204 240 261 258 2,753
Source: NOAA[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

 
Siguiri children
  1. ^ "Subprefectures of Guinea". Statoids. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  2. ^ World Gazetteer Archived 2008-06-17 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved on June 18, 2008
  3. ^ Wright, J.B.; Hastings, D.A.; Jones, W.B.; Williams, H.R. (1985). Wright, J.B. (ed.). Geology and Mineral Resources of West Africa. London: George Allen & UNWIN. pp. 45–47. ISBN 9780045560011.
  4. ^ Imperato, Pascal; Imperato, Gavin (2008). Historical Dictionary of Mali. Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 45.
  5. ^ Meredith, Martin (2014). The Fortunes of Africa. New York: Public Affairs. p. 75. ISBN 9781610396356.
  6. ^ Shillington, Kevin (2012). History of Africa. London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 93, 97, 101–102, 110. ISBN 9780230308473.
  7. ^ "Siguiri Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved July 6, 2015.

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