Grand-Bassam (French pronunciation: [ɡʁɑ̃ basam]) is a town in southeastern Ivory Coast, lying east of Abidjan.
It is a sub-prefecture of and the seat of Grand-Bassam Department; it is also a commune.
During the late 19th century, Grand-Bassam was briefly the French colonial capital of Ivory Coast.
Because of its outstanding example of colonial architecture and town-planning, and the juxtaposition of the colonial town with a traditional Nzema village, the historic center of Grand-Bassam
was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012.
In 2014, the population of the sub-prefecture of Grand-Bassam was 84,028.
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