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Town, sub-prefecture, and commune
Daoukro is located in Ivory Coast
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 7°3′N 3°58′W / 7.050°N 3.967°W / 7.050; -3.967Coordinates: 7°3′N 3°58′W / 7.050°N 3.967°W / 7.050; -3.967[1]
Country  Ivory Coast
District Lacs
Region Iffou
Department Daoukro
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 73,134
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Daoukro is a town in east-central Ivory Coast. It is a sub-prefecture of and the seat of Daoukro Department. It is also the seat of Iffou Region in Lacs District. Daoukro is also a commune.


A law of 1978[3] established 27 full-service municipalities in the territory of the country.

List of successive mayors
Date d'élection Identité Parti Qualité Statut
1980 Henri Konan Bédié PDCI-RDA Politician elected
1985 Andoh Konan Jean PDCI-RDA Politician elected
1990 Andoh Konan Jean PDCI-RDA Politician elected
1995 Andoh Konan Jean PDCI-RDA Politician elected
2001 Gnankou Konan PDCI-RDA Politician elected


Historical population of Daoukro
Year 1975 1988 2010 2014
Population 12 575 12 777 36 684[4] 73 134[2]


Primary education

  • EPP Application

Secondary education
Public High School

  • Modern High School
  • Technical College

Public College

  • Modern College
  • Modern College Ascension
  • Modern College Ivoire
  • Modern College Le Privilège
  • College Mouhayé


Native to Ivory Coast
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog nouc1234[5]

Since independence, the official language throughout Ivory Coast has been French. The lingua franca, spoken and understood by the majority of the population, is Dioula, but the vernacular of the region is Baoulé. The French actually spoken in the region, as in Abidjan, is commonly called Ivorian Popular French or French Moussa[Note 1] that is distinct from standard French pronunciation, and that makes it almost unintelligible to non-Ivorians.

Another form of spoken French is Nouchi, a slang spoken mainly by young people and which is also the language in which two satirical magazines are written, Gbich! and Y Fohi.

Since Daoukro Department receives many Ivorians from all over the country, all the vernacular languages of the country (about sixty) are practiced.


The city has two football clubs, the RFC Daoukro, finalist of the Cup of Cote d'Ivoire football in 2002, and AS Daoukro, which competes in the Division Regional Championship, the equivalent of a fourth-tier division[6] Both teams play their home games at Daoukro Municipal Stadium. As in most cities, it is organized, informally, tournament football players to seven, very popular in Ivory Coast, are called Maracanas. In 2008, Daoukro was a city-stage of the Tour of White Gold: the stage was won by the Ivorian rider Balima Mahamadi.

Figures linked to the city[edit]


  1. ^ References to French Moussa<style>span.GerbrantEditRegexReplaceHit{font-weight:bold;background:lightsteelblue}span.GerbrantEditRegexReplaceHitOff{font-weight:bold;background:mistyrose}span.GerbrantEditRegexReplaceMaskFailed{font-weight:normal;color:red}</style> in Ivory Coast are often referred to as French Dago in other countries.
  1. ^ "Ivory Coast Cities Longitude & Latitude". sphereinfo.com. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Loi no 78-07 du 9 janvier 1978
  4. ^ Fiche de la ville sur le site du world gazetteer
  5. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Nouchi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  6. ^ Championnat de Football de Cote d'Ivoire