People, Countries, and Cities

Where is the world’s largest church

The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, is the world’s largest church, covering 100,000 square feet (9,290 square meters). Built in 1989 by President Felix Houphouet-Boigny, the church has seating for 18,000 people. In 1983, Houphouet-Boigny relocated the capital of the Ivory Coast from Abidjan to his hometown of Yamoussoukro.


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