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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of eastern Guinea on a tributary of the Niger River. It is the commercial center of a farming area. Population: 114,000.

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  • "Kankan," says the traveller, "is a small town near the left bank of the Milo, a pretty river, which comes from the south, and waters the

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century

  • Comrade Fidel Castro and his entourage visited the administrative regions of Kankan, Kissidougou, Faranah, Labe and Kindia, including the Jamal Aod an-Nasir polytechnic school in Conakry.

    CASTRO VISITS COMMUNIQUE

  • Today we visited the cities of Kankan, and Kissidougou and we are now in Faranah.

    CASTRO ADDRESS IN FARANAH

  • We thank you for your reception, and we tell you from the bottom of our heart that we shall never forget this beautiful day. (applause) We shall always remember this meeting with the men and women of Kankan and we hope that the links between our two peoples will be strengthened. (applause) We hope that our two peoples will work each day for unity, friendship, for solidarity and for the revolution.

    KANKAN SPEECH

  • But there is still something more important; We are much impressed by the strength, unity, discipline (applause) and enthusiasm we have witnessed in this town of Kankan, Besides joy, it is a town full of music, a town full of happiness, and above all a town full of revolutionary awareness.

    KANKAN SPEECH

  • [Democratic Party of Guinea], comrades of Kankan: Between the two of us -- he

    KANKAN SPEECH

  • We later discovered that all the people of Kankan were here in the city street awaiting President Sekou Toure and the Cuban delegation. (applause)

    KANKAN SPEECH

  • As we are approaching Kankan today from the air, we were looking at the villages, but we could not see anyone.

    KANKAN SPEECH

  • Railways: total: 1,086 km standard gauge: 279 km 1. 435-m gauge narrow gauge: 807 km 1. 000-m gauge (includes 662 km in common carrier service from Kankan to Conakry)

    The 2000 CIA World Factbook

  • Guinea: total: 1,086 km standard gauge: 279 km 1. 435-m gauge narrow gauge: 807 km 1. 000-m gauge (includes 662 km in common carrier service from Kankan to Conakry)

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook

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