Abidjan, on the south-east coast of the Côte d'Ivoire, is the country's economic capital, and was previously it's official capital. Culturally and industrially, it is a hub of West Africa- more urbanized than most other cities in the area. It is located on the Ébrié Lagoon, covering several islands and peninsulas which are connected by bridges.
Trains run on the line to Ouagadougou from several of Abidjan's stations, the most important being in Treichville. Ferries link Treichville, Abobo-Doumé and Le Plateau. Felix Houphouet Boigny International Airport is located aound 16km southeast of Abidjan.
Places to visit:
• University of Abidjan
• St Paul's Cathedral
• Le Plateau
• Cocody Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art
• Parc du Banco
Abidjan has a tropical monsoon climate with a long rainy season from May through July, a small rainy season from September to November and two dry seasons, though rain is seen even during the dry season. Abidjan is also generally humid throughout the year.