Man, Ivory Coast
Man is a town in Man Department in the west of central Ivory Coast. It 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. Population: 150,000.
Man is an agricultural region. There are many cocoa, rice, coffee, cassava, banana (plantain), and soybean plantations. The region of Man is the largest producer of coffee in the Ivory Coast. Man also is the home of a UNICAFÉ (The National Coffee Manufacturer of Côte d'Ivoire) factory.
The main attractions around Man are la Cascade, the tooth of Man, and the monkey forest. The waterfall la Cascade, is situated at the west side of the town. It is about two miles from Le Lycee Professionel de Man (an engineering school). La Cascade is surrounded by a bamboo forest, which is the habitat of many colorful dragonflies and a wide variety of butterflies. The tooth of Man is a large rocky outcropping overlooking the town. 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.
The city is the home of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Man, with its cathedral at the Cathédrale Saint-Michel.