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Some Tourism sites of Cote d'Ivoire

  • Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country in West Africa. Ivory Coast's de jure capital is Yamoussoukro and the biggest city is the port city of Abidjan.

    Capital: Yamoussoukro
    Currency: West African CFA franc
    President: Alassane Ouattara
    Population: 20.32 million (2013) World Bank
    Official language: French
    Neighboring countries: Ghana, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Liberia
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    Ivory Coast has a number of interesting attractions:


    1.Taï National Park

    Taï National Park (Parc National de Taï) is a national park in Côte d'Ivoire containing one of the last areas of primary rainforest in West Africa. It was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1982 due to the breadth of its flora and fauna. Five mammal species of the Taï National Park are on the red list of threatened species: pygmy hippopotamus, olive colobus monkeys, leopards, chimpanzees and Jentink's duiker.

    Address: Guiglo
    Area: 3,300 km²
    Established: August 28, 1972

     

    2.Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (Yamoussoukro)

    The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro (French: Basilique Notre-Dame de la Paix de Yamoussoukro) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to OurLady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
    The basilica was constructed between 1985 and 1989.  The design of the dome and encircled plaza are clearly inspired by those of the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican City, although it is not an outright replica. The cornerstone was laid on 10 August 1985, and it was consecrated on 10 September 1990 by Pope John Paul II.

    The basilica is not a cathedral. The nearby Cathedral of Saint Augustine is the principal place of worship and seat of the bishop of the Diocese of Yamoussoukro.

    Guinness World Records lists it as the largest church in the world, having surpassed the previous record holder, St. Peter's Basilica, upon completion.
    It has an area of 30,000 sq metres (322,917 sq ft) and is 158 m (518 ft) high.[6] However, it also includes a rectory and a villa (counted in the overall area), which are not strictly part of the church. It can accommodate 18,000 worshippers, compared to 60,000 for St. Peter's.

    Address: Rue de St.France, Yamoussoukro
    Opened: 1990
    Height: 158 m CTBUH
    Architect: Pierre Fakhoury

     

    3.National Park Ehotilé islands (Îles Ehotilés National Park)

    National Park Ehotilé islands is a natural park located in the Ivory Coast , to the east , near Assini.This is a set of sixislands ( Assokomonobaha , Balouaté , Meha , Nyamouan , Elouamin sacred and the Island Bosson Assoun ) located in the estuarine area. The archipelago covers an area of ​​550 ha. There were a total of 128 species of birds divided into
    35 families . These are , for the most aquatic species which are added in the dry season ,
    migratory species.

     

    A lot of beaches and so on..... that is my beautiful Cote d'Ivoire