Kankan Region

Coordinates: 10°30′N 9°15′W / 10.500°N 9.250°W / 10.500; -9.250

Kankan
Kankan Region in Guinea
Kankan Region in Guinea
CountryGuinea
CapitalKankan
Government
 • GovernorAboubacar Diakité[1]
Area
 • Total72,145 km2 (27,855 sq mi)
Population
 (2021 census)
 • Total6 167 904
HDI (2017)0.344[2]
low · 8th of 8

The Kankan region now has more than 6,167,904 inhabitants (2021) the most popular region of Guinea The region has five (5) prefectures (Kankan, Kérouané, Kouroussa, Mandiana and Siguiri), 53 sub-prefectures, 5 urban communes, 53 rural communes , 878 arrondissements, 68 neighborhoods and 1864 sectors.

Kankan Region is located in eastern Guinea. It is bordered by the countries of Mali and Côte d'Ivoire and the Guinean regions of Nzérékoré and Faranah.

Administrative divisions

Kankan Region is divided into five prefectures; which are further sub-divided into 57 sub-prefectures:

Prefecture Capital Population
(2014)
Land Area
(km²)
Sub-
Prefectures
Kankan Prefecture Kankan 273,538 19,750 13
Kérouané Prefecture Kérouané 70,547 7,020 8
Kouroussa Prefecture Kouroussa 168,630 14,050 12
Mandiana Prefecture Mandiana 135,399 12,825 12
Siguiri Prefecture Siguiri 187,002 18,500 12

Geography

Kankan Region is traversed by the northwesterly line of equal latitude and longitude.

Major towns include: Bohodou.

References

  1. ^ "Administration du territoire : voici la liste des Gouverneurs des 8 régions de la Guinée". guineematin.com (in French). 13 October 2021. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
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