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What is the Bouake Carnival in Ivory Coast?

Where is Bouaké located?

  • It is approximately 350 kilometres (220 mi) north of Abidjan on the Abidjan-Niger Railway and about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Yamoussoukro, the capital of the country. For the name of the city Bouaké, there are two possible origins:

Where is the capital of Ivory Coast located?

  • Bouaké, city, central Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). It lies on the road and railroad from Abidjan (the national capital) to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta).

What are the main industries in Bouaké?

  • Cotton, tobacco, sisal, and rice are processed there; the nearby Gonfreville Establishment is the oldest (1922) and largest textile mill in the country. Bouaké has been the chief trade centre for the rice, yams, and livestock raised by the Baule (Baoule) people since the completion of the railway in 1912.

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