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Title in the Language of the Records

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

Collection Time Period

The records in this collection are from 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, such as prefecture, sub-distract, city, and address. The next two pages contain the census form and the information gathered about the household.  

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in Census forms may contain the following information:

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

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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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

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

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Citation Examples for Record Found in FamilySearch Historical Collections

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012),  La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 188,910; Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.

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