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Title in the Language of the Records

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Républic De Côte D'Ivoire Recensement Général De La Population 1975

Collection Time Period

The records in this collection are of the 1975 census.  

How to Use the Record

These records are avaible online for free at FamilySearch.com. 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 departement, sub-prefecture, and city or town. 

Record Description

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. For example, prefecture, sub-distract, city, and address. The next two pages contain the census form and the information gathered about the household.  

Record Content

The census forms usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Birth date
  • State of marriage (divorce, widow, etc..)
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Highest education completed
  • Occupation, including profession and level in that profession

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Record History

The Côte d'Ivoire gained its independance in 1960. The country would hold its first national census in 1975. 

Why the Record Was Created

Censuses are created to ennumerate the population and provide demographic information about the people living in an area. 

Record Reliability

Records were created to cover the entire country although some records have been lost or destroyed.

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<Cote d'Ivoire. Républic De Côte D'Ivoire Recensement Général De La Population 1975. Comité National De Recensement. Archives Nationales de Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan.


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