Tiagba

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Tiagba
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Tiagba
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 5°15′N4°43′W / 5.250°N 4.717°W / 5.250; -4.717
CountryFlag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
District Lagunes
Region Grands-Ponts
Department Jacqueville
Sub-prefecture Jacqueville
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Tiagba with its traditional houses on stilts and dug-out canoes Tiagba3.jpg
Tiagba with its traditional houses on stilts and dug-out canoes

Tiagba is a village in southern Ivory Coast, on the north shore of Ébrié Lagoon. It is in the sub-prefecture of Jacqueville, Jacqueville Department, Grands-Ponts Region, Lagunes District. The village is known for its traditional houses built on stilts. [1]

Ivory Coast State in West Africa

Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea and Liberia to the west, Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

Ébrié Lagoon lagoon in Côte dIvoire

The Ébrié Lagoon lies in Ivory Coast, separated for almost all of its length from the Atlantic Ocean by a narrow coastal strip. The 100 km (60 mi) long lagoon is linked to the sea by the Vridi Canal, while the Comoë River flows into it. The lagoon averages 4 km in width, and 5 m (16 ft) in depth. Abidjan and towns such as Grand Bassam, Bingerville, Jacqueville, Attécoubé, and Tiagba lie on the lagoon.

Sub-prefectures of Ivory Coast

Sub-prefectures of Ivory Coast are the fourth-level administrative subdivisions of the country. There are currently 510 sub-prefectures. They were created in 2011, when the administrative subdivisions of Ivory Coast were reorganised.

Tiagba was a commune until March 2012, when it became one of 1126 communes nationwide that were abolished. [2]

Communes of Ivory Coast fifth-level administrative unit of Ivory Coast

The communes of Ivory Coast are a fifth-level administrative unit of administration in Ivory Coast. The sub-prefectures of Ivory Coast contain villages, and in select instances more than one village is combined into a commune. There are currently 197 communes in the 510 sub-prefectures.

Tourism

Tiagba is popular with tourists. The village affords such activities as pirogue (canoe) rides and staying nights in the old houses that stand on the lakeside on stilts.

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