Tinkisso Falls

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Tinkisso Falls
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Tinkisso Falls
Locationnear Dabola, Guinea
Coordinates 10°43′45″N11°10′12″W / 10.7291°N 11.17°W / 10.7291; -11.17

Tinkisso Falls is a waterfall on the Tinkisso River located near Dabola in central Guinea. [1] The falls are 70 m (230 ft) wide and 45 m (148 ft) high. [2] The flow is highest during the rainy season, when the river flows close to ten times as strongly as in the dry season. [2]

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References

  1. Hudgens, Jim; Trillo, Richard (2003). The Rough Guide to West Africa (4 ed.). Rough Guides. p.  584. ISBN   978-1-84353-118-0 . Retrieved February 28, 2010. "Just outside town, the Tinkisso Falls ...
  2. 1 2 Scheffel, Richard L.; Wernet, Susan J., eds. (1980). Natural Wonders of the World. United States of America: Reader's Digest Association, Inc. p. 380. ISBN   0-89577-087-3.