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Welcome to Daloa

Daloa (Haut-Sassandra; Sassandra-Marahoué)

Area: 5,305 km2 (2,048 sq mi)

Elevation: 299 m (981 ft)

District: Sassandra-Marahoué

Region: Haut-Sassandra

Population:

Located West of Yamoussoukro, the country's capital; Daloa is a city in the Haut-Sassandra region, western Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire). It is the seat of the Sassandra-Marahoué District, home to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Daloa - Cathédrale du Christ-Roi and several Protestant churches.

Also, it is both the seat and a sub-prefecture of the Daloa Department. The city is one of the biggest in the country and is heralded as a local trade centre for rice, cassava, yams, bananas, and cotton and has several sawmills. It is also the chief collecting point for a forest region that sends coffee, cocoa, kola nuts, and timber (sipo) to the coast for export.

Ebony and ivory sculptures are exhibited at the local craft centre. Daloa is served by Daloa Airport and nearby is the Marahoué Park, a 250,000-acre (101,000-hectare) wildlife reserve.

Information & Facts

Language

French is the official lingua franca. It is the language of business, media, politics and mainstream education. Various vernacular African languages are also spoken, including Baoulé, Anyin, Mandé dialects and Senari.

Money

The West African CFA franc (CFA/XOF) is the official legal tender of Ivory Coast as well as seven other independent states in West Africa - Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Sénégal and Togo. Nominally, the franc is subdivided into 100 centimes and the currency (coins and banknotes) is regulated by Central Bank of West African States.

Time

The city operates on the GMT (UTC+0) time zone. 

  • Wed, 18 Oct

    Tstorms early. Morning clouds. Warm.

    87 | 72 °F

    Tstorms early. Morning clouds. Warm.

    5 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Thu, 19 Oct

    Morning clouds. Warm.

    88 | 72 °F

    Morning clouds. Warm.

    2 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Fri, 20 Oct

    Drizzle. Afternoon clouds. Warm.

    87 | 72 °F

    Drizzle. Afternoon clouds. Warm.

    4 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Sat, 21 Oct

    Tstorms early. More clouds than sun. Warm.

    89 | 71 °F

    Tstorms early. More clouds than sun. Warm.

    15 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Sun, 22 Oct

    Isolated tstorms. Breaks of sun late. Warm.

    87 | 74 °F

    Isolated tstorms. Breaks of sun late. Warm.

    8 %  Chance of Precipitation

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