Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 110 ha
- Buffer zone: 552 ha
The first capital of Côte d’Ivoire, the Historic Town of Grand-Bassam, is an example of a late 19th- and early 20th-century colonial town planned with quarters specializing in commerce, administration, housing for Europeans and for Africans. The site includes the N’zima African fishing village alongside colonial architecture marked by functional houses with galleries, verandas and gardens. Grand-Bassam was the most important port, economic and judicial centre of Côte d’Ivoire. It bears witness to the complex social relations between Europeans and Africans, and to the subsequent independence movement. As a vibrant centre of the territory of French trading posts in the Gulf of Guinea, which preceded modern Côte d’Ivoire, it attracted populations from all parts of Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean Levant.
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Large airport - 100 mi (161 km) Cadjehoun Airport
Medium airport - 123 mi (198 km) Warri Airport
Medium airport - 146 mi (235 km) Benin Airport
Medium airport - 150 mi (241 km) Ibadan Airport
Medium airport - 151 mi (243 km) Akure Airport
Medium airport - 178 mi (287 km) Lomé-Tokoin Airport
Medium airport - 183 mi (296 km) Kotoka International Airport
Large airport - 270 mi (435 km) Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Large airport - 357 mi (576 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Festac Town
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.