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Abidjan is located in the south of Côte d’Ivoire, on the shores of the Gulf of Guinea and crossed by the Ebrié lagoon. Abidjan is the economic capital of Côte d’Ivoire, whose administrative and political capital is Yamoussoukro. It is also the most populated city in French-speaking West Africa. Regarded as the West African cultural crossroads, Abidjan is experiencing rapid growth characterized by dense industrialization and galloping urbanization.
The city has a sub-equatorial, hot and humid climate, with a long rainy season (May-June-July), a short rainy season (September-November) and two dry seasons. The main dry season begins in December and ends at the end of March.
The average temperatures in Abidjan at the end of November are: Min. 24°C, Max. 31°C.
The economical weight of the city of Abidjan is largely dominant over the other cities of Côte d’Ivoire. The Abidjan district alone represents 40 percent of Côte d’Ivoire’s GDP. The Abidjanese economy, through the importance of its industry and services, shines all over Côte d’Ivoire and beyond its borders.
The city is served by the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, located in the commune of Port-Bouet. Abidjan is one hour’s flight from all the capitals of the West African sub-region. Abidjan is supplied by major airlines such as Air France, Ethiopian Airlines and Emirates offering many daily flights to the world’s major capitals.
Abidjan is an unusual city in Africa. Its various nicknames, “Manhattan of the Tropics” or “Little Manhattan” or “Pearl of the Lagoons”, are in the image of this unpredictable and conquering city. With its modern hotel facilities and equipment such as the Golf Hotel, the emblematic Hôtel Ivoire, or Hôtel Wafou or Sofitel, and its communication networks as well as its imposing size, it’s a very popular city for business tourism.
To get a biometric visa to enter Côte d’Ivoire, please go to www.snedai.com/e-visa and follow the procedure.