Lake Kossou

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Lake Kossou
Coordinates7°6′N 5°30′W / 7.100°N 5.500°W / 7.100; -5.500Coordinates: 7°6′N 5°30′W / 7.100°N 5.500°W / 7.100; -5.500
Primary inflowsBandama River
Primary outflowsBandama River
Basin countriesCôte d'Ivoire
 
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Lake Kossou
Coordinates7°6′N 5°30′W / 7.100°N 5.500°W / 7.100; -5.500Coordinates: 7°6′N 5°30′W / 7.100°N 5.500°W / 7.100; -5.500
Primary inflowsBandama River
Primary outflowsBandama River
Basin countriesCôte d'Ivoire

Lake Kossou (French: Lac de 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.

Map of Côte d'Ivoire showing the centrally located Lake Kossou

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