The idyllic port city of Abidjan is the financial and port capital of the Republic of Ivory Coast. Home to a population of over 4.7 million which is roughly about 20% the entire population, Abidjan is one of the few French speaking cities in the African Continent. Ivory Coast and the City of Abidjan is considered as the cultural cross roads of the African continent with it rich diversity and multi ethnic population Located on the south east coast of the country, the city is located in the Ebrie Lagoon. At the very center of the city is the high end business district, Le Plateau. Surrounded by many high end neighborhoods. Due south to Le Plateau is the air and main sea port of the Ivory Coast. The climate is generally a tropical wet/dry climate with a long rainy season from March to July and then again from September to December. Being a tropical country the humidity is normally high.
The main attractions of the city are the bustling high end business areas and the beaches which, even though quite crowded, attract droves of visitors amidst the rough seas. Other than the busy cityscapes there are also rich historical sites that attract tourists. Remnants of the colonial days can be seen at the national Museum located in Abidjan.
Transport is very efficient with an efficient mass transit system. But should you require a private commute a taxi is always nearby.
The West African Franc is the currency used in Abidjan. Being the business capital, products tend to be more on the expensive side in the high end areas whereas cheaper prices can be found in the street markets especially for the food. Most of the food are grown locally and are packed with distinct flavor
the Ivory Coast, and is based on tubers, grains, pig, chicken, seafood, fish, fresh fruits, vegetables and spices. It is very similar to that of neighboring countries in west Africa
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