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Grand-Bassam

Grand-Bassam
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The historic town of Grand-Bassam was a colonial town and seaport. Built in the 19th century, it was the French colonial capital of Cote d'Ivoire.

Europeans and Africans lived here together, divided into separate quarters. It also had important commercial and administrative zones, in which historic buildings in a sober and functional colonial style have been preserved.

Map of Grand-Bassam

Legend

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Site Info

Full name: Historic Town of Grand-Bassam

Unesco ID: 1322

Inscribed: 2012

Type: Cultural

Criteria: 3   4  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2012 - Advisory Body overruled Referral suggested by ICOMOS
  • 2012 - Inscribed 
  • 2009 - Referred Include the N'zima village, and legal/operational/management issues

Locations

The site has 2 locations.

  • Grand-Bassam: La ville historique
  • Grand-Bassam: Le phare

Connections

The site has 10 connections.