Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, Africa
 
 
Year1965latitude: 6° 49'
longitude: -5° 16'
Period1965-1983
Initiator(s)Ivorian Government, president Félix Houphouët-Boigny
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants242,744 (2010)
Target population
Town websitehttp://www.mairieyamoussoukro.org/index.php?page=histoire
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type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 

source: http://www.mairieyamoussoukro.org/


Yamoussoukro is located at the centre of the Lakes Region, 248km from Abidjan city.
It took its name from the queen Yamoussou, niece of Kouassi N’Go, who used to lead the village at the moment of French colonization. At that time the village had a population of 475 inhabitants.
In 2010 the esteemed population of Yamoussoukro counted 242744 residents. The city is the political and administrative capital of Ivory Coast and along with Abidjan, the economic capital, Bouaké and Daloa it is one of the most populated cities of thecountry.

source: INTI

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