Man, Ivory Coast

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Man
City, sub-prefecture, and commune
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Man is located in Ivory Coast
Man
Man
Location in 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
District Montagnes
Region Tonkpi
Department Man
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 188,704
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Man is a city in western Ivory Coast. It is the seat of both Montagnes District and Tonkpi Region. It is also a commune and the seat of and a sub-prefecture of Man Department. In the 2014 census, Man had a population of 188,704, making it the eighth-largest city in the country.

Geography[edit]

Man is part of Montagnes District 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 and is well known for its night-life.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Man, Ivory Coast
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.4
(90.3)
33.5
(92.3)
33.0
(91.4)
31.9
(89.4)
30.9
(87.6)
29.3
(84.7)
27.8
(82)
27.6
(81.7)
28.8
(83.8)
29.8
(85.6)
30.3
(86.5)
30.6
(87.1)
30.5
(86.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.7
(74.7)
25.8
(78.4)
26.7
(80.1)
26.4
(79.5)
26.0
(78.8)
25.0
(77)
24.0
(75.2)
24.0
(75.2)
24.6
(76.3)
25.0
(77)
24.9
(76.8)
23.5
(74.3)
25.0
(77)
Average low °C (°F) 15.3
(59.5)
18.8
(65.8)
20.7
(69.3)
21.3
(70.3)
21.2
(70.2)
21.0
(69.8)
20.4
(68.7)
20.6
(69.1)
20.5
(68.9)
20.4
(68.7)
19.6
(67.3)
16.7
(62.1)
19.7
(67.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 10.8
(0.425)
43.4
(1.709)
109.3
(4.303)
152.8
(6.016)
147.5
(5.807)
183.7
(7.232)
185.6
(7.307)
273.6
(10.772)
285.0
(11.22)
134.5
(5.295)
42.1
(1.657)
19.5
(0.768)
1,587.8
(62.512)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 241.3 210.7 210.8 205.3 208.1 157.1 117.0 125.6 158.4 205.5 217.5 214.5 2,271.8
Source: NOAA[3]

Economy[edit]

Man is an agricultural region, with many cocoa, rice, coffee, cassava, banana (plantain), and soybean plantations. The area 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.[4] 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 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.[5] 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.

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  2. ^ West Africa. Lonely Planet. 2009. p. 281. ISBN 978-1-74104-821-6. 
  3. ^ "Man–Aero Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ Hamilton, Janice (1 January 2004). Ivory Coast in Pictures. Twenty-First Century Books. p. 60. ISBN 978-0-8225-1992-8. 
  5. ^ Auzias, Dominique; Labourdette, Jean-Paul (6 February 2013). Côte d'Ivoire 2013-2014 (in French). Petit Futé. p. 296. ISBN 2-7469-6176-8. 
  6. ^ Higonnet, Etelle (2007). "My Heart is Cut": Sexual Violence by Rebels and Pro-government Forces in Côte D'Ivoire. Human Rights Watch. p. 24. 

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