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The capital of Côte d'Ivoire, in the central part of the country northwest of Abidjan. It was designated the capital in 1983.


(Placename) the capital of Côte d'Ivoire, situated in the S centre of the country. It replaced Abidjan as capital in 1983. Pop: 468 000 (2005 est)


(ˌyɑ məˌsˈu kroʊ)
the capital of the Ivory Coast, in the S central part. 120,000.
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YAMOUSSOUKRO -- The Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Friday visited the Pakistan Army contingent serving under the United Nations flag in the African nation of Ivory Coast, said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt Gen Asim Bajwa in a series of tweets.
The Yamoussoukro Decision was officially adopted during the Assembly of Heads of State held in Lome, Togo, in July 2000.
9 Cote d'Ivoire 124,504 50 Yamoussoukro (Ivory Coast) 23,281,000 2.
The remaining four hospitals are under construction in the Ivorian cities of Yamoussoukro, San Pedro, Man and Korhogo.
The Yamoussoukro Declaration sought to open up African skies for African airlines in order to increase regional trade and create better supply chain and delivery through regional cooperation.
Regional services will eventually be exposed to the same competitive pressures as domestic ones when the Yamoussoukro Declaration [see page 38] is implemented.
In 1983, President Houphouet-Boigny designated his home village of Yamoussoukro as the political capital of Cote d'Ivoire.
Many African states have adopted the Yamoussoukro Decision of 1999 that aimed to open up intra-African aviation routes.
The road and transport sector received $136 million of funding for contribution to construction of a 130 kilometer road in Cote d'Ivoire connecting the capital Yamoussoukro to the city of Tiebissou.
We expect to finish discussions before the end of the year," said Ibrahima Diaby, director of hydrocarbons at the ministry, speaking on the sidelines of an oil and gas seminar in the capital Yamoussoukro.
Amid the protests, Mr Compaore fled to neighbouring Ivory Coast and is currently staying in the capital Yamoussoukro.
The group assembled in Yamoussoukro in July for a four-week intensive classroom based programme in which they covered advanced technical, engineering and project operations modules.