Man, Ivory Coast
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Man is part of Dix-Huit Montagnes Region and is an important market town lying between mountains including Mount Toura and Mount Tonkoui, the two highest in the nation, and La Dent de Man, popular with hikers. The city lies near an airport and is also known for a nearby waterfall. The neighborhood of Doyagouinē is located just at the entry of town, well known for its night-life.
Man is an agricultural region., with many cocoa, rice, coffee, cassava, banana (plantain), and soybean plantations. The region of Man is the largest producer of coffee in the Ivory Coast. It is the home of a UNICAFÉ (The National Coffee Manufacturer of Côte d'Ivoire) factory, and Nestlé operates several coffee plants in the area. The central market of Man buys and a sells large variety of fabrics (Yacouba traditional clothes, so-called Boubou Yacouba), and an endless collection of Dan (Yacouba) masks.
The city is the home of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Man, with its cathedral at the Cathédrale Saint-Michel.
The main attractions around Man are the la Cascade waterfall, a large rocky outcrop which overlooks the town known as the La Dent de Man (the tooth of Man), and the monkey forest. The la Cascade waterfall is situated at the west side of the town, and is surrounded by a bamboo forest, which is the habitat of many colorful dragonflies and a wide variety of butterflies. The monkey forest is a wooded area in which monkeys live; for a small fee tourists can persuade local residents to call the monkeys out of their forest habitat.
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