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List of Villages de Libertè in French Guinea


Source: Denise Bouche, Les Villages de Liberté
en Afrique Noire Française, 1887-1910

(Paris: Mouton & Co et École Pratique des Hautes Études, 1968)
in University of Delaware library and ANFOM library
Notes © 1999 by Jim Jones, Ph.D.

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This is a list of the Villages de liberté founded in the colony of French Guinea. It includes the name of each village, the date that each was founded, the maximum number of inhabitants recorded at each village, and the date that each village closed. Note that any date with an asterisk (*) is not the actual date that the village was founded, but the first time that it was considered a Village de Liberté.

Name of village Date opened Max. population (date) Date closed
CERCLE DE SIGUIRI
Siguiri-Liberté *1894 950 (1895/11) n/a
Niagassola *1897 70 (1897) n/a
Nafadié *1897 70 (1897) n/a
Nounouko 1895 32 (1898/12) n/a
Kokoroumba *1897 72 (1897) n/a
Kourako *1897 42 (1898/12) n/a
Baleya 1898 63 (1898) n/a
CERCLE DE KANKAN
Kankan 1 *1893 n/a 1893
Kankan 2 1897 110 (1897) 1907
Dalaba 1893 n/a n/a
Keniéro 1893 n/a n/a
Léfarani 1904 n/a n/a
CERCLE DE KÉROUANÉ
Kérouané 1894 165 (1895/10) n/a
CERCLE DE KOUROUSSA
Kouroussa 1 *1893 n/a n/a
Kouroussa 2 1895 109 (1896/06) n/a
Kobadala *1908 75 (1908) n/a
CERCLE DE BISSANDOUGOU
Bissandougou *1894 390 (1894) 1895
CERCLE DE BEYLA
Beyla *1904 314 (1904) n/a
CERCLE DE KISSIDOUGOU
Hérémakono 1898 805 (1905) 1905
CERCLE DE DINGUIRAYE
Dinguiraye *1899 94 (1908) n/a
Sofadougou *1908 1034 (1908) n/a
CERCLE DE FARANA
Farana 1 1893 n/a 1894
Farana 2 1895 30 (1895) n/a
Toufily 1898 67 (1908) n/a
Pampako 1898 31 n/a
Farako? 1898 101 n/a
Coloundala? 1898 103 n/a
Mongo 1900 49 1907
Ballay 1905 17 n/a
Dafolocoura 1907 23 n/a
CERCLE DE BOFFA
Tanéné 1908 n/a n/a