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Title in the Language of the Records

Côte d'Ivoire, Recensement de 1975

Record Description

This collection will include census records for the year 1975.

Census information is kept on forms in French. There is a multi-page form for each household. All members of the household are recorded. The first page contains the location information, such as prefecture, sub-district, city, and address. The next two pages contain the census form and the information gathered about the household.

These records are available online for free at FamilySearch.org. One may access this collection for free by clicking on the link at the top of this article. The records in this collection have be divided up by department, sub-prefecture, and city or town.

The Ivory Coast gained its independence in 1960. The country would hold its first national census in 1975.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Ivory Coast, Census, 1975." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing L'Archives Nationale de Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Census records usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Date and place of birth
  • Gender
  • Civil status (married, divorced, widow, etc.)
  • Nationality
  • Religion
  • Highest level of education completed
  • Occupation or profession and level in that profession

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you know the following information:

  • Name of your ancestor
  • Name of City - Village

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Department"
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⇒Select the appropriate "City - Village" which will take you to the images.

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For Help Reading These Records

These records are in French. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki article:

French Wordlist

General Information About These Records

Censuses are created to record the number of the population and provide information about the people living in an area.

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Related Wiki Articles

Cote d'Ivoire

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Cote d'Ivoire, Census, 1975," images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11587-140483-26?cc=1779107&wc=13781264: accessed 15 May, 2012), D'Agboville > Agboville > Rubino > Image 5 of 22 Images, citing Census Record, La république de Côte-d'Ivoire. National Archives of Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.


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