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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Full name: Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
2012 - InscribedReasons for inscription
2012 - Advisory Body overruledReferral suggested by ICOMOS
2009 - ReferredInclude the N'zima village, and legal/operational/management issues
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- Terrorist Attacks March 13, 2016: 18 deaths after terrorists attacked a beach resort in Grand-Bassam
- Sea Ports important in colonial times
Religion and Belief
- Cathedrals Cathédrale Sacré Coeur
- Built in the 19th Century late 19th and early 20th-century colonial town (AB ev)