Abidjan, Ivory Coast » City Info » Geography

Abidjan lies on the southeast coast of the Ivory Coast on the Gulf of Guinea. Abidjan is located on the Ébrié Lagoon. The area is divided into two parts: Le Plateau, the central part of the city, includes the district of Cocody, Deux Plateaux (a neighbourhood where Abidjan's wealthiest people like businessmen, diplomats, and celebrities live). The slum area of Adjamé is on the north shore of the lagoon. Other areas included in the 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 international air and seaport.

Population Distribution

Abidjan accounts for 20% of the Ivory Coast's population, which is approximately 3,677,115 people (2020). This population is due to the immigration from rural areas to the city in search of better opportunities.


Abidjan has a tropical wet and dry climate with a nonconsecutive rainy season from March to July and September to December. The dry months are January, February and August. August is the coolest month is because of Benguela Current and an average temperature of 24.5°C (76.1°F). The average humidity is over 80% all year round.

Territorial divisions

Abidjan is composed of 2 parts northern and southern. Each part consists of various boroughs (or communes) each has a separate mayor. Northern Abidjan cosists of Abobo, Adjamé, Yopougon, Plateau, Attécoubé and Cocody. Southern Abidjan consists of Koumassi, Marcory, Port-Bouët and Treichville.

Towns near Abidjan include Jacqueville, Grand-Lahou and Dabou in the west; Sikensi, Tiassalé, Agboville, Adzopé and Alépé in the north; and Grand-Bassam to the east.