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Bouaké

city in Côte d'Ivoire, located in the central part of the country, about 350 kilometres (220 mi) north of Abidjan

100km

7.6833-5.0167

Abidjan

city and the former official capital of Ivory Coast

214km

5.3167-4.0333

Grand-Bassam

A coastal town full of colonial charm, often a retreat for local Ivorians seeking to escape the city life of Abidjan on the weekends.

245km

5.2086-3.745
Sights

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

The largest Christian church in the world is the most remarkable legacy of Houphouet-Boigny. Although it doesn't seat nearly as many worshippers, it is structurally larger than St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City (after which it was modeled), with a greater surface area and higher dome. As a condition of his attendance at the basilica's consecration, Pope John Paul II insisted that a hospital be built nearby, and he laid the cornerstone for it during his visit; the stone still stands alone.

2.7km

6.81111111-5.29638889

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Yamoussoukro

Côte d'Ivoire
Yamoussoukro is the capital of Côte d'Ivoire and is perhaps the single most bizarre modern city on Earth. It is a large grid of paved streets and lights with almost nothing at all in between them. It would seem that former President Felix Houphouet-Boigny's dream that his home town would become a busy capital city never came to fruition. The streets are now potholed, the lights no longer work and the jungle is reclaiming them in places. Nevertheless "Yam" is worth a visit.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

31.5°C18.9
Precipitation: 13 mm

Feb

33.5°C21.2
Precipitation: 42 mm

Mar

33.5°C21.8
Precipitation: 108 mm

Apr

32.9°C21.8
Precipitation: 126 mm

May

31.7°C21.3
Precipitation: 155 mm

Jun

30.1°C21.1
Precipitation: 165 mm

Jul

28.6°C20.4
Precipitation: 88 mm

Aug

28.5°C20.6
Precipitation: 83 mm

Sep

29.3°C20.4
Precipitation: 170 mm

Oct

30.1°C20.4
Precipitation: 125 mm

Nov

30.7°C20.3
Precipitation: 36 mm

Dec

30.1°C19
Precipitation: 15 mm
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