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Abidjan

city and the former official capital of Ivory Coast

34km

5.3167-4.0333

Yamoussoukro

capital city of Côte d'Ivoire

245km

6.806667-5.272778

Kakum National Park

rainforest area with a long canopy walk, delightful to be above the treetops, but rare to see any wildlife except birds. Monkeys as well as elephants and antelope are said to live in the region. There is a good little museum and a café at the park entrance.

270km

5.4167-1.3167

Cape Coast

capital city of Central Region in Ghana

277km

5.1-1.25
Sights

Musée national du costume de Grand-Bassam

hospital in Ivory Coast, Comoé District.

1.6km

5.19611111-3.73694444

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Grand-Bassam

Côte d'Ivoire
Filled to the brim with French colonial charm, Grand-Bassam is a town within the Lagunes region of Côte d'Ivoire. It was the capital city of the French colonies in the region from 1893 until 1896, until the administration was transferred to Bingerville after a severe bout of yellow fever. The city's inhabitants recovered, and it remained a key seaport until the growth of Abidjan from the 1930s, which crushed its golden era. By independence in 1960, Grand-Bassam was little more than a ghost town, until a surge of tourism in the 1970s led to its resettlement. Today, a modest 5,000 people call the town their home, although some areas remain largely abandoned.

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