Abidjan was the capital city of Cote d`Ivoire in the period 1933 to 1983. Today Abidjan is the most important city of this West African country. With a population of approximately four million people Abidjan is West Africa’s second largest city, second only to the Nigeria city of Lagos.
Abidjan was always been the economic power based of the West African region. Since the year 1993 the city is in a delicate political situation which was often led to unpleasant events. However despite the fragile situation of the city, Abidjan is still the most important touristy and economically city of the country and the West Africa region. The city lies on the south-east coast of the country in the Gulf of Guinea. To more exact Abidjan stands in Ebrie Lagoon, on several converging peninsulas and islands which are connected via bridges. The centre of the city is known as Le Plateau which is the business district of Abidjan. Presently Abidjan is the third largest French speaking city in the world after Paris and the capital city of Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa, but before Montreal. Travelers can access the city by air, train or road. The city’s International Airport serves international flight from and to various destinations on a daily basis. Travelers can catch flight from and to Paris, Istanbul, Brussels, Lagos, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Marseille and many more. By road tourist can access the city via bus from Bamako, Ouagadougou and Accra or by rental car. The only train that leads to Abidjan can be caught from the neighboring country of Burking Faso. To get more detail on how you can reach the city make cheap international calls from your home country to Abidjan touristy services.
Abidjan is a city with a multitude of landmarks that are worth a visit. Some of the most famous Abidjan based landmarks are the National Library of Cote d`Ivoire, the National Museum, the St Paul’s Cathedral, the Cocody Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art and the Parc du Banco rainforest reserve. To learn about the visitation hours call Cote d`Ivoire tourist services