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The Metropolitan area of Abidjan is situated on the southern coast of Côte d'Ivoire on the Ébrié Lagoon. The area is divided into two parts, namely, The Plateau which is the central part of the city and includes the district of Cocody, Deux Plateaux and the slum area of Adjamé on the North. The area is mainly inhabited by some of the richest people of Abidjan such as businessmen, diplomats and celebrities. To the north of the Lagoon lies the poorest slum area of Adjamé. Other areas included in Abidjan district are Treichville and Marcory on the south, Abobo-Doume and Yopougon on the west and Boulay Island occupying the middle of the lagoon. A little southwards is Port Bouët, which is home to an international air and sea port.

  • Population Distribution
Abidjan accounts for 20% of Ivory Coast's population which is approximately 3,576,000 people. This unsystematic population distribution is due to immigration of rural people to the city in search for better opportunity. Due to this reason, the population of the city has been doubling every seven years since 1945. But even if the population is growing, its growth rate cannot be compared to that during 1960-1990 when it was 10%. At just 4.5% p.a. population growth rate, the rural migration has also considerably reduced from 2/3rd in 1960-1990 to 1/3rd contribution in present situation.
But even so, the population numbers are very large if we compare them to other
Ivory Coast cities like Yamoussoukro (100,000 people) and Bouaké (1,500,000 people).
  • Average temperature per month in Abidjan:
MonthHigh°CLow°CMonthHigh°CLow°C
Jan3123July2823
Feb3224Aug2822
Mar3224Sep2823
Apr3224Oct2923
May3124Nov3123
June2923Dec3123
  • Average precipitation per month in Abidjan:
MonthmmMonthmm
Jan41July213
Feb53Aug53
Mar99Sep71
Apr125Oct188
May361Nov201
June495Dec79