Abidjan Tourism

Abidjan is the economic capital of Ivory Coast and the most populous French-speaking city in West Africa. According to the 2014 Ivory Coast census, Abidjan's population was 4.7 million, which is 20 percent of the overall population of the country. Within West Africa, only Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria, surpasses Abidjan in population. Considered the cultural crossroads of West Africa, Abidjan is characterised by a high level of industrialisation and urbanisation. The city expanded quickly after the construction of a new wharf in 1931, followed by its designation as the capital city of the then-French colony in 1933. Abidjan remained the capital of Ivory Coast after its independence from France in 1960. The completion of the Vridi Canal in 1951 enabled Abidjan to become an important sea port. In 1983, the city of Yamoussoukro was designated as the official political capital of Cote d'Ivoire. However, almost all political institutions and foreign embassies continue to be located in Abidjan. Because Abidjan is also the largest city in the country and the centre of its economic activity, it has officially been designated as the "economic capital" of the country. The Abidjan Autonomous District, which encompasses the city and some of its suburbs, is one of the 14 districts of Ivory Coast.

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Planning a vacation to Abidjan in Ivory Coast? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. A holiday in Abidjan can generally be of 1-2 days.

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Abidjan

  • Know the pollution level of Abidjan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 92.86 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 78.85 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 80.36 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 64.29 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 73.21 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 90.38 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 70.83 (High)
  • How safe is Abidjan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Abidjan.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.11 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 51.47 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.06 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 43.06 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.44 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 29.17 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.06 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.72 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 49.57 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 65.12 (High)
    • Pollution Index 97.69 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45 (High)
    • Health Care Index 34.26 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 30.38 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Abidjan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 105.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 85.94 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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