Abidjan

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Abidjan
Autonomous District of Abidjan
District Autonome d'Abidjan  (French)
Abidjan skyline
Abidjan skyline
Flag of Abidjan
Flag
Official seal of Abidjan
Seal
Motto(s): 
"District d'Abidjan, acteur de développement"
Abidjan is located in Ivory Coast
Abidjan
Abidjan
Location in Cote d'Ivoire
Coordinates: 5°19′N 4°2′W / 5.317°N 4.033°W / 5.317; -4.033Coordinates: 5°19′N 4°2′W / 5.317°N 4.033°W / 5.317; -4.033[1]
Country Côte d'Ivoire
DistrictAbidjan
DepartmentAbidjan
Government
 • GovernorRobert Beugré Mambé
Area
 • City and autonomous district2,119 km2 (818 sq mi)
 • Urban
422 km2 (163 sq mi)
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (2014 census)[3]
 • City and autonomous district4,707,404 (district); 4,395,243 (city)
Demonym(s)Abidjanais
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Area code(s)+225
Websitewww.districtabidjan.ci (French)
Abidjan

Abidjan is the largest city and former capital of Ivory Coast. It is the commercial and banking center of Ivory Coast as well as the de facto capital. Yamoussoukro is the official capital. The city is in Ébrié Lagoon. It is built on many peninsulas and islands which are connected by bridges. There are an estimated 4 to 5 million people living in the metropolitan area.

History[change | change source]

The city grew after the construction of a new wharf in 1931. It was made the capital of the French colony in 1933. In 1983, Yamoussoukro was made the capital of the country, but most government offices and foreign embassies are still in Abidjan.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Côte d'Ivoire Cities Longitude & Latitude". sphereinfo.com. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. "District d'Abidjan ::: Site Officiel". Districtabidjan.org. Archived from the original on 6 May 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. "GeoHive". Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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