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The collection of mosques in northern Ivory Coast (or Cote d'Ivoire) were built in a Sudanese style first brought to the Empire of Mali in the 14th Century.[1]They are being considered to be put on the World Heritage list of sites who have "outstanding universal value" to the world.[2]


Mosques Names and Locations

  • The Mosque of Kaouara, located in the Ouangolodougou Sub-Prefecture
  • The Mosque of Tengréla, located in the Tengréla Sub-Prefecture
  • The Mosque of Kouto, located in the Kouto Sub-Prefecture
  • The Mosque of Nambira, located M'Bengué Sub-Prefecture
  • Two Mosques of Kong, located in the Kong Sub-Prefecture[3]

World Heritage Status

This collection of sites was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on November 29, 2006 in the Cultural category.[4]

Notes

  1. Mosquées de style soudanais du Nord ivoirien (site en série) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  2. World Heritage Center: The Criteria for Selection
  3. Mosquées de style soudanais du Nord ivoirien (site en série) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  4. Mosquées de style soudanais du Nord ivoirien (site en série) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

References

Mosquées de style soudanais du Nord ivoirien (site en série) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Accessed 2009-02-24.

World Heritage Center: The Criteria for Selection

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