Yomou Prefecture

Yomou Prefecture
Location of Yomou Prefecture and seat in Guinea.
Location of Yomou Prefecture and seat in Guinea.
Country Guinea
RegionNzérékoré Region
 • Total3,920 km2 (1,510 sq mi)
 (2014 census)
 • Total114,371
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Guinea Standard Time)

Yomou is a prefecture located in the Nzérékoré Region of Guinea. The capital and principal town of the prefecture is Yomou. The prefecture covers an area of 3,920 km.² and has an estimated population of 114,371.

As of 2005, Yomou town is estimated to have a population of around 12,000. The town is an important trading centre for the Guinea Highlands area.


The prefecture is divided administratively into 7 sub-prefectures:

  1. Yomou-Centre
  2. Banié
  3. Bheeta
  4. Bignamou
  5. Bowé
  6. Djécké
  7. Péla

Coordinates: 7°33′58″N 9°15′12″W / 7.5661°N 9.2533°W / 7.5661; -9.2533

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