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Cote d'Ivoire, a former French colony, gained independence on
August 7th, 1960.
Abidjan, Getting Around Cote d'Ivoire, Map
of Ivory Coast, Yamoussoukro.
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Countries neighbouring Cote d'Ivoire are: Liberia,
Guinea, Mali, Burkina
Faso and Ghana.
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Cote d'Ivoire by Road
As with much of West Africa, the shared taxi is
a common way to get around Cote d'Ivoire.
Cote d'Ivoire by Rail
A railway links Abidjan with Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso.
Although Abidjan is the largest city and one of the busiest ports
in West Africa, it is not the capital of Cote d'Ivoire.
That honour was bestowed on the birthplace of Felix
Houphouet-Boigny, the long serving president of Cote d'Ivoire (1960-93); by the
president himself, in 1983.
If Yamoussoukro were not Felix Houphouet-Boigny's birthplace and
chosen capital, it would still be in the middle of nowhere.
Grand plans were made for the small town in the savannah, with road
grids laid and street lights erected.
Our Lady of Peace
Another one of the former president's personal follies was to
build this massive church; in the style of the Vatican's
St Peter's Basilica.
Separate quarters were built for the pope, who refused to visit unless
money was spent on a hospital for the sick as well.
As well as being the transport hub of West Africa, Abidjan is where
most of the diplomatic work is done.
Arriving in Abidjan
Felix Houphouet Boigny (ABJ) connects Abidjan with over 35 destinations.
Embassies in Abidjan
France en Cote dIvoire:
Rue Lecoeur - 17 BP 175 Abidjan 17.
Trade Centre Building, 6th and 7th floors,
23 Nogues Avenue, Plateau, Abidjan.
Embassy of The United States of
America in Abidjan:
Rue Jesse Owens, 01 B.P. 1712 Abidjan 01, Cote d'Ivoire.
Hotels in Cote d'Ivoire:
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Hotels in Abidjan
Plateau: 7 bd Roume, Abidjan.
Hotel with 185 rooms located in the heart of the plateau and close to the central business
district, St Paul's Cathedral and government departments.
10 Ave du General de Gaulle, Abidjan.
The Novotel Abidjan is a 4-star hotel with 176 rooms at Lagoon Side, in the heart of the
Plateau Central. The hotel features a bar, restaurant, meeting rooms and business centre,
as well as a swimming pool and free shuttle service to the airport.
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