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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.

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Site Info

Full name: Historic Town of Grand-Bassam

Site History

  • 2012 - Inscribed

    Reasons for inscription
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  • 2012 - Advisory Body overruled

    Referral suggested by ICOMOS
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  • 2009 - Referred

    Include the N'zima village, and legal/operational/management issues
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Locations

The site has 2 locations.

  • La ville historique
  • Le phare

Connections

The site has 10 connections.

Constructions

Damaged

  • Terrorist Attacks March 13, 2016: 18 deaths after terrorists attacked a beach resort in Grand-Bassam

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