Siguiri

Siguiri
ߛߌ߯ߙߌ߲߫ Siri
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
Government
 • MayorElhadj Koumba Sékou Magassouba[1]
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

Siguiri (N’ko: ߛߌ߯ߙߌ߲߫ ; Arabic: سِجِرِ ِ) is a city in northeastern Guinea on the River Niger. It is a sub-prefecture and capital of Siguiri Prefecture in the Kankan Region.[2] Its population was estimated at 28,319 in 2008.[3]

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

Placer gold is mined here.[4] 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.[5][6][7]

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.

Climate

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[8]

See also

References

Siguiri children
  1. ^ "Le maire de Siguiri désavoue le préfet : « je ne reconnais pas sa décision »". guineematin.com (in French). 16 July 2021. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Subprefectures of Guinea". Statoids. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  3. ^ World Gazetteer[dead link], Retrieved on June 18, 2008
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Imperato, Pascal; Imperato, Gavin (2008). Historical Dictionary of Mali. Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 45.
  6. ^ Meredith, Martin (2014). The Fortunes of Africa. New York: Public Affairs. p. 75. ISBN 9781610396356.
  7. ^ Shillington, Kevin (2012). History of Africa. London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 93, 97, 101–102, 110. ISBN 9780230308473.
  8. ^ "Siguiri Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved July 6, 2015.

External links

  • Spinning around the source. Slumbering stories in and around Siguiri. Article by Rachel Laget based on anthropological field research. (www.xpeditions.eu)
  • Mining for Gold in Siguiri: A Close Look at a High-Risk Population - USAID
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