Abidjan is the economic capital of Ivory Coast and is the most populous French-speaking city in West Africa. Its population at the 2014 Ivory Coast census was 4,707,404, which is 20 percent of the overall population of the country. Only Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria, surpasses it within West Africa in population. Considered the cultural crossroads of West Africa, Abidjan is characterized by a high level of industrialization and urbanization.
The city grew up quickly after the construction of a new wharf in 1931 and its designation as the capital city of the then-French colony in 1933. The completion of the Vridi Canal in 1951 enabled it to become an important sea port. In 1983, Yamoussoukro was designated as the official political capital of Ivory Coast, but almost all political institutions and foreign embassies are still in Abidjan, and it has been officially designated the "economic capital" of the country.
Abidjan lies on the south-east coast of the country in the Gulf of Guinea. The city lies on the Ébrié Lagoon. The business district Le Plateau is the centre of the city, along with Cocody, Deux Plateaux (the wealthiest neighborhood and a hub for diplomats), and the slum of Adjamé on the north shore of the lagoon. Treichville and Marcory lie to the south, Attecoube by its extension to Locodjro and Abobo Doume and Yopougon to the west, and Gbagba and N'Gbotroya (Locodjro)—called today Île Boulay—in the middle of the lagoon. Further south lies Port Bouët, home to the airport and main seaport. Abidjan is located at 5°25′ North, 4°2′ West (5.41667, −4.03333).
Abidjan, Sept 7 (APP - UrduPoint / PakistanPoint... The agreement came after a two-day regional meeting held in Abidjan which also stressed the need to intensify voluntary repatriation and support alternative legal status for those who opt to remain in their countries of asylum.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Tuesday started a national consultation, to review the AbidjanConvention, a legal tool aimed at protecting the marine environment and making it more responsive in managing coastal resources of the sub-region ... The Abidjan Convention is a ...
... of action plans for the additional protocol to the AbidjanConvention on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Accra ... The Abidjan Convention is a legal tool for cooperation in the protection and development of the marine environment and coastal region of the West, Central, and Southern Africa.
Judicial System Gradual efforts to strengthen the judicial system continued, demonstrated by the more frequent organization of cour d’assises sessions in Abidjan and two regional courts and the establishment of a legal aid fund ... Abidjan’s juvenile detention center is housed inside ...
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On the face of growing private-sector participation in education, internationally, the Abidjan principles were developed using human rights legal standards and jurisprudence ... On the face of growing private-sector participation in education, internationally, the Abidjan principles were developed using human rights legal standards and jurisprudence ... .