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Yamoussoukro

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Yamoussoukro, the capital of Côte d’Ivoire, is maybe the strangest contemporary city on the planet. It consists of a vast grid of paved roadways and lights with practically little space in between. Former President Felix Houphouet-vision Boigny’s of his hometown being a bustling capital city seems to have never materialized. Despite this, “Yam” is well worth a visit.

The district has 355,573 residents according to the provisional census of 2014. The municipality comprises 3,500 square kilometers and is located 240 kilometers (150 miles) north-west of Abidjan, the administrative capital on the coast, over undulating hills and plains (1,400 sq mi).

Yamoussoukro – Info Card

POPULATION :  City: 281,735  /  Metro: 355,573
FOUNDED :   
TIME ZONE :  
LANGUAGE :  French (official), 60 native dialects
RELIGION :  Muslim 38.6%, Christian 32.8%, indigenous 11.9%, none 16.7%
AREA :  3,500 km2 (1,350 sq mi)
ELEVATION :  
COORDINATES :  6°49′N 5°17′W
SEX RATIO :  Male: 50.97%
 Female: 49.03%
ETHNIC :  Akan 42.1%, Voltaiques or Gur 17.6%, Northern Mandes 16.5%, Krous 11%, Southern Mandes 10%, other 2.8%
AREA CODE :  30
POSTAL CODE :  
DIALING CODE :  +225 30
WEBSITE :  official website

Tourism in Yamoussoukro

Yamoussoukro is home to the world’s biggest Christian church, according to legend. On September 10, 1990, Pope John Paul II dedicated the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.

Climate of Yamoussoukro

Yamoussoukro has a tropical climate with both rainy and dry seasons.

Climate Data For Yamoussoukro
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.5
(88.7)
33.5
(92.3)
33.5
(92.3)
32.9
(91.2)
31.7
(89.1)
30.1
(86.2)
28.6
(83.5)
28.5
(83.3)
29.3
(84.7)
30.1
(86.2)
30.7
(87.3)
30.1
(86.2)
30.88
(87.58)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.2
(77.4)
27.3
(81.1)
27.6
(81.7)
27.3
(81.1)
26.5
(79.7)
25.6
(78.1)
24.5
(76.1)
24.5
(76.1)
24.8
(76.6)
25.2
(77.4)
25
(77)
24.5
(76.1)
25.67
(78.2)
Average low °C (°F) 18.9
(66)
21.2
(70.2)
21.8
(71.2)
21.8
(71.2)
21.3
(70.3)
21.1
(70)
20.4
(68.7)
20.6
(69.1)
20.4
(68.7)
20.4
(68.7)
20.3
(68.5)
19
(66)
20.6
(69.05)

Sights & Landmarks in Yamoussoukro

The public gardens, the Fondation Felix Houphouet-Boigny, and the ancient Presidential Palace are all examples of Houphouet-significant Boigny's public expenditures. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace - The biggest Christian church in the world is Houphouet-most Boigny's spectacular legacy. Although it does not have nearly as many seats as St. Peter's...

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