Nzérékoré Region

Coordinates: 8°30′N 9°0′W / 8.500°N 9.000°W / 8.500; -9.000

Nzérékoré Region in Guinea
Nzérékoré Region in Guinea
Regional capitalNzérékoré
 • Total37,658 km2 (14,540 sq mi)
 (2014 census)
 • Total1,663,582
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
HDI (2017)0.447[1]
low · 3rd of 8

The Nzérékoré Region is a region in the southern part of Guinea. Its capital and largest city is Nzérékoré. It is one of the eight regions of Guinea. It is bordered by the countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast, and the Guinean regions of Kankan and Faranah.

Administrative divisions

Nzérékoré Region is divided into six prefectures; which are further sub-divided into 66 sub-prefectures:


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

The region includes several forested highlands, including the Nimba Range, Simandou Massif, and Ziama Massif.

The region contains the headwaters of several rivers. The Milo, Sankarani, and Dion rivers flow northward to become tributaries the Niger River. The Moa, Lofa, St. Paul, St. John, Cavalla, and Sassandra rivers flow southwards through Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast to empty into the Atlantic Ocean.


See also


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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