Man, Ivory Coast

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Man
Town
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Man is located in Ivory Coast
Man
Man
Location in the Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 7°24′N 7°33′W / 7.400°N 7.550°W / 7.400; -7.550Coordinates: 7°24′N 7°33′W / 7.400°N 7.550°W / 7.400; -7.550
Country  Ivory Coast
Region Dix-Huit Montagnes
Department Man
Population (2010)
 • Total 172,867
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Man is a town in Man Department in the west of central Ivory Coast.

History[edit]

As of November 2002, the former rebel group Mouvement patriotique de Côte d'Ivoire (MPCI) held Man and the towns of Danané, Toulepleu, and Bloléquin.[1]

Geography[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Economy[edit]

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.[3] 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 best known hotels are the "Hotel les Casacades", "Tanhotel", and "Hotel Beau Sejour". Those hotels are well-equipped with satellite TV, swimming pools, phone lines, and good service is provided.

Landmarks[edit]

La Dent de Man.

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.[4] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higonnet, Etelle (2007). "My Heart is Cut": Sexual Violence by Rebels and Pro-government Forces in Côte D'Ivoire. Human Rights Watch. p. 24. 
  2. ^ West Africa. Lonely Planet. 2009. p. 281. ISBN 978-1-74104-821-6. 
  3. ^ Hamilton, Janice (1 January 2004). Ivory Coast in Pictures. Twenty-First Century Books. p. 60. ISBN 978-0-8225-1992-8. 
  4. ^ Auzias, Dominique; Futé,, Petit; Labourdette, Jean-Paul; Collectif (6 February 2013). Côte d'Ivoire 2013-2014 Petit Futé (avec cartes, photos + avis des lecteurs) (in French). Petit Futé. p. 296. ISBN 2-7469-6176-8. 

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