General Information

Is the political capital and administrative capital of Ivory Coast and an autonomous district of the country. Yamoussoukro features a tropical wet and dry climate 

Yamoussoukro is the site of what is claimed to be the largest Christian place of worship: The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, consecrated by Pope John Paul II on 10 September 1990.

Also noteworthy are the Kossou Dam, the PDCI-RDA House and the various schools of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny National Polytechnic Institute. The international airport (with an average of six hundred passengers and 36 flights in 1995, it is one of two airports in Africa (with Gbadolite) that could accommodate the Concorde), the Town Hall, the Protestant Temple, the Mosque, and the Palace of Hosts.