Mamou

Mamou
Sub-prefecture and town
Mamou market
Mamou market
Mamou is located in Guinea
Mamou
Mamou
Location in Guinea
Coordinates: 10°23′N 12°05′W / 10.383°N 12.083°W / 10.383; -12.083Coordinates: 10°23′N 12°05′W / 10.383°N 12.083°W / 10.383; -12.083
Country  Guinea
Region Mamou Region
Prefecture Mamou Prefecture
Population (2008)
 • Total 76,269

Mamou is a city and sub-prefecture in a valley of the Fouta Djallon area of Guinea. Population 76,269 (2008 est).[1]

History[]

It grew around the railway line from Conakry to Kankan and soon became the local administrative headquarters. Its main industry used to be until the 1990s decade meat processing, while it also acts as an important transport hub. All vehicles going to the Fouta Jallon, the forest region or Haute Guinée have to travel through Mamou.

Climate[]

Climate data for Mamou
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.1
(91.6)
34.9
(94.8)
35.6
(96.1)
35.7
(96.3)
33.4
(92.1)
30.7
(87.3)
28.6
(83.5)
28.3
(82.9)
29.4
(84.9)
30.2
(86.4)
31.3
(88.3)
32.1
(89.8)
31.9
(89.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.0
(73.4)
24.8
(76.6)
26.1
(79)
26.3
(79.3)
25.0
(77)
23.4
(74.1)
22.5
(72.5)
22.4
(72.3)
22.7
(72.9)
23.3
(73.9)
23.3
(73.9)
22.5
(72.5)
23.8
(74.8)
Average low °C (°F) 11.5
(52.7)
13.6
(56.5)
15.1
(59.2)
17.1
(62.8)
16.1
(61)
16.4
(61.5)
16.7
(62.1)
16.8
(62.2)
16.5
(61.7)
16.0
(60.8)
13.0
(55.4)
11.6
(52.9)
15.0
(59)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.08)
5
(0.2)
22
(0.87)
75
(2.95)
159
(6.26)
210
(8.27)
340
(13.39)
419
(16.5)
342
(13.46)
203
(7.99)
48
(1.89)
5
(0.2)
1,830
(72.05)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0 1 2 6 12 16 22 25 22 16 4 0 126
Average relative humidity (%) 36 38 43 55 71 79 83 83 81 78 65 46 63
Source: NOAA[2]


See also[]

Namesake[]

There is another town in Guinea with the same name.

References[]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer Archived 2008-06-17 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved on June 16, 2008
  2. ^ "Mamou Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 

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