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a city in the Republic of Guinea, on the Mamou-Tam-bacounda (Senegal) highway. Capital of Pita Region. Pita is the center of a farming area where rice, maize, sweet potatoes, manioc, taro, and citrus fruits are grown and cattle are raised. A hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of 2,400 kW is located nearby at Kinkon Falls.
fiber from the leaves of the century plant (Agave americana). Pita, which is white or yellow, dyes easily and is very strong. It is used to manufacture string, rope, twine, fishnets, coarse fabrics, and paper. Fibers obtained from other species of Agave are sometimes called pita.