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.

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Site Info

Full Name
Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
Unesco ID
1322
Country
Côte d'Ivoire
Inscribed
2012
Type
Cultural
Criteria
3 4
Categories
Urban landscape - Colonial
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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