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Bouaké (or Bwake) is the second largest city in Côte d'Ivoire, with a population of 775,300. It is the chief town of Bouaké Department. Bouaké Department and Bouaké City lie in Vallée du Bandama Region. It is a centre for Baoulé people and is known for crafts. The city was greatly affected by the crisis that hit the country in 2002. As a result of this crisis, many people left the city to go south leaving many buildings vacant. The economy and development of the city was greatly affected by this period. The upcoming presidential election of October 31st, 2010 might bring the development back in this city. That being said, despite the difficulties they faced in the past years, Ivoirians are great people.