Yamoussoukro (political)

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Yamoussoukro is the political capital of Ivory Coast, located in West Africa. The city is known for its impressive cathedral, the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, which is one of the largest churches in the world. Visitors can also explore the Presidential Palace, which was built to resemble the White House in Washington, D.C. Other popular attractions include the Crocodile Lake National Park, home to over 3000 Nile crocodiles, and the vibrant markets, where visitors can sample local foods and purchase handmade crafts and textiles. Cuisine and Food cultureIvory Coast cuisine is known for its use of fresh seafood, tropical fruits, and bold spices. Popular dishes include attiéké, a couscous-like dish made from cassava, served with grilled fish or meat, and kedjenou, a spicy chicken or vegetable stew cooked in a tightly sealed pot. Another must-try dish is aloco, fried plantains served with a spicy tomato and onion sauce. For dessert, try bissap juice, a sweet and refreshing drink made from hibiscus flowers.