Kong, Ivory Coast, new infrastructures in the capital of a defunct empire

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 25 September 2017 at 10:40:09 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 28 December 2020 at 18:35:25 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 02 January 2021 at 10:44:41 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Urban, infrastructures, road, energy
Fig. 1 - S2 (02.01.2021) - Several burn scars around the city of Kong, in the Savanes District of Ivory Coast, during the dry season.
Fig. 2 - S2 (02.01.2021) - Cloudless view in early 2021.
Fig. 3 - S2 (25.09.2017) - View of Kong during the rain season in 2017.
Kong was the capital of the Ouattara Empire that lasted through most of the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1897, forces of the Wassoulou Empire defeated the last forces of Kong and burnt the town to the ground. Built in a traditional baked mud Sahelian architecture style, their 17th century landmark Kong Friday Mosque survived and is protected since 1988. New infrastructures have been developed recently
Fig. 4 - S2 (02.01.2021) - Since, the dirt road north-east of Kong to Nasian and Ferkessedougou has been covered in bitumen.
Fig. 5 - S1 (28.12.2020) - Kong power plant has been built recently.
Fig. 6 - S1 (28.12.2020) - It brings electricity toward Ferkessedougou at north-west and Dabakala at south.