Located on the southeast of the Atlantic Coast and surrounded by the Èbrié Laguna, Abdjan is the largest city of Côte d’Ivoire. With 10 Districts and about 4,5 Million inhabitants, Abidjan is the largest city and metropolitan area of Côte d’Ivoire together with the cities of Anyama, Bingerville, Grand-Bassam and Songon Agban. As the main city in Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan is also the transit zone for other destinations when travelling in and around Côte d’Ivoire. There is a lot to see and to do in Abidjan.


From the airport towards the city you have the monument  Attounglan – “Tam-Tam Parleur”, a music and communication instrument of Akan people. Another touristic feature you will not miss on your way to the city center is the colossal AKWABA statue at the roundabout to Bassam, in Port-Bouet. AKWABA, Fatomanan or Anêssrê means welcome and represents the intrinsic Ivorian hospitality you will meet throughout the country.

According to pools on the population in Abidjan, about 101 Nationalities live in the city. You will also find many  multinational companies, banks, Embassies and International institutions. Although YAMOUSSOUKRO is the capital city, all of the political and administrative institutions remain in Abidjan. This makes Abidjan the major city in Côte d’Ivoire.

Among the places to visit in Abidjan, you have the district of Plateau. Geographically located in the centre of Abidjan, Plateau is the business district par excellence. The district also houses administrative and international institutions, the headquarter of various multinational companies, museums and also hotels, restaurants and cafés.

As a business center, Plateau is not the ideal place to live as it is very quite and deserted in the evening and at night. If you would like to celebrate or go clubbing at night with friends during your stay in Abidjan, the districts of Marcory, Port-Bouet – Biétry or Cocody have the trendiest places to go. However if you are in the search of unique experiences and want to celebrate in the Ivorian way “à l’ivoirienne” you will have to go to Yopougon, Koumassi or Treichville amongst others.

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