Daoukro is a town in Côte d'Ivoire, head of the Daoukro Department from the region of N'zi-Comoé, the center of the country. It has about 35,000 inhabitants in 2010.A law of 1978 established 27 full service municipalities in the territory of the country.
Since the independence, the official language throughout Côte d'Ivoire is French. The lingua franca, spoken and understood by the majority of the population, is Dioula but the vernacular of the region is Baoulé. The French actually spoken in the region, like Abidjan, is commonly called Ivorian Popular French or French Moussa[Note 1] that is distinct from standard French pronunciation, and that makes it almost unintelligible to a French non-Ivorian. Another form of spoken French is Nouchi, a slang spoken mainly by young people and which is also the language in which two satirical magazines are written, Gbich! and Y Fohi. Since Daoukro Department receives many Ivorians from all over the country, all the vernacular languages of the country (about sixty) are practiced.