Bassam sentence example
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- are those of Grand Lahou, Grand Bassam or Ebrie and Assini.
- The chief towns on the coast are Grand and Little Bassam, Jackville and Assini in the east and Grand Lahou, Sassandra and Tabu in the west.
- Grand and Little Bassam are built on the strip of sand which separates the Grand Bassam or Ebrie lagoon from the sea.
- Grand Bassam is situated at the point where the lagoon and the river Komoe enter the sea and there is a minimum depth of 12 ft.Advertisement
- It is notoriously unhealthy; yellow fever is endemic. Little Bassam, renamed by the French Port Bouet, possesses an advantage over the other ports on the coast, as at this point there is no bar.
- The half-mile of foreshore separating the port from the lagoon was in1904-1907pierced by a canal, but the canal silted up as soon as cut, and in 1908 the French decided to make Grand Bassam the chief port of the colony.
- On the northern shore of the Bassam lagoon, and 19 m.
- from Grand Bassam, is the capital of the colony, the native name Adjame having been changed into Bingerville, in honour of Captain L.
- The railway from Little Bassam serves the east central part of the colony and runs to Katiola, in Kong, a total distance of 250 m.Advertisement
- The cutting of two canals, whereby communication is effected by lagoon between Assini and Grand Lahou via Bassam, followed the construction of the railway.
- Grand and Little Bassam are in regular communication by steamer with Bordeaux, Marseilles, Liverpool, Antwerp and Hamburg.
- Grand Bassam is connected with Europe by submarine cable via Dakar.
- There was a French settlement at Assini, 1700-1704, and a French factory was maintained at Grand Bassam from 1700 to 1707.
- In 1842 he obtained from the native chiefs cessions of territory at Assini and Grand Bassam to France and the towns named were occupied in 1843.Advertisement
- In 1883, in view of the claims of other European powers to territory in Africa, France again took over the actual administration of Assini and Bassam.