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Kossou Dam (6.56 km)The Kossou Power Station is a hydroelectric power plant of the Bandama River in Côte d'Ivoire.
Lake Kossou (8.79 km)Lake Kossou is the largest lake in Côte d'Ivoire. It lies in the center of the country on the Bandama River. It is an artificial lake, created in 1973 by damming the Bandama River at Kossou (the Kossou Dam). Some 85,000 Baoulé people were displaced by the lake.
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Bandama RiverThe Bandama River is the longest river in Côte d'Ivoire with a length of some 800 kilometers. The south-flowing river is fed by the Marahoué, Solomougou, Kan and Nzi rivers and empties into the Tagba Lagoon and the Gulf of Guinea. The Bandama flows through Lake Kossou, a large artificial lake created in 1973 by the construction of the Kossou Dam at Kossou. Yamoussoukro, the capital of Côte d'Ivoire, is located adjacent from the Bandama River.
BouakéBouaké (or Bwake) is the second largest city in Côte d'Ivoire, with a population of 775,300 (2002 census). It is the main urban settlement of the Bouaké Department with a population exceeding 1.2 million, in the Vallée du Bandama Region. The city is located in the central part of Côte d'Ivoire about northeast of Lake Kossou, the country's largest lake, some north of Abidjan on the Abidjan-Niger Railway and about northeast of Yamoussoukro, the capital of Côte d'Ivoire. Bouaké is a centre for the Baoulé people and is known for its crafts. The economy is based on the cotton industry.
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