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Bouaké is the second-largest city in Ivory Coast, with a population of 536,189 . It is the seat of three levels of subdivision—Vallée du Bandama District, Gbêkê Region, and Bouaké Department. The city is located in the central part of Ivory Coast about northeast of Lake Kossou, the country's largest lake. It is approximately north of Abidjan on the Abidjan-Niger Railway and about northeast of Yamoussoukro, the capital of the country.Bouaké is a centre for the Baoulé people and is known for its crafts. The economy is based on the cotton industry. The city largely grew from the 1970s after the construction of the power station at Kossou Lake flooded land to the west of the city. Bouaké is known for its large carnival and market and for the St Michael's Cathedral. The city has a large airport located north-west of the city with a runway. Celtic FC defender Kolo Touré and his brothers, Yaya Touré and Ibrahim Touré, were born in Bouaké.Bouake is in Vallee du Bandama Region. Add Bouake and other destinations in Ivory Coast to your travel plans using our Ivory Coast trip itinerary builder site.
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1.5-Hours Basilica and Yamoussoukro Tour with English Guide BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $7
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Yamoussoukro - Largest Cathedral in the World (Francais or English) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $451
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