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Abidjan is the economic capital of Ivory Coast and is the most populated West African French-speaking city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, and is the world’s third-largest French-speaking urban agglomeration after Paris and Kinshasa. Its population, according to the country’s authorities in 2011, was 12,783,906 inhabitants in the agglomeration, and 6,351,086 inhabitants in the city, which is 20% of the overall population of the country. Only Lagos, the old capital of Nigeria, surpasses it in number of inhabitants in the region. Considered the cultural crossroads of West Africa, Abidjan is characterized by a high level of industrialization and urbanization.

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Google previewAfrican Silences (2012)

by Peter Matthiessen

Because prosperity has come too fast, Abidjan is a European city that on this fetid , humid coast retains all the dirt, smells, and decrepitude of the old slave ports. Incompetence is masked with sullenness and the price of sullen service is ...

Google previewRelevance Relations in Discourse (1990)

A Study with Special Reference to Sissala by Regina Blass

Abidjan is town-big TDM 'Abidjan is a big town.' In (6) the hearer is encouraged by the use of re to look up the prototype or schema for 'reptile', and to use it as part of the context; in (7) the use of re encourages him to do the same with the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast) (2016)

by Cyril K. Daddieh

Commission Interministérielle pour le développement de la région d'Abidjan. Rapport préliminaire sur l'urbanisation d'Abidjan. Abidjan, 1967. ———. Ministère des Finances, des Affaires Economiques et du Plan. Direction de la Statistique et ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Games (2003)

by Daniel Bell

Une Reunion inter-etats tenue a Abidjan le 7 avril a arrete les grandes lignes de l 'organisation des Jeux de l'Amitie 1961, Abidjan...

23, 1961 Tout le peuple d' Abidjan sera demain a Geo Andre pour l'ouverture des “Jeux,” Abidjan Matin, Dec.

Google previewFood Cultures of the World Encyclopedia (2011)

by Ken Albala

The capital city is Yamoussoukro near the country's center, but the largest city and former capital is coastal Abidjan, which with a population of over three million is the most populous city in French-speaking western Africa. Metropolitan Abidjan ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work (2006)

by Melissa Hope Ditmore

Nigerian "Toutous" en route to Abidjan make an initial stop in Ghana, where they offer sex for money on the major city streets. The "Karvas or Karuwai" prostitutes are Hausa, Fulani, and Zerma (Nigeria), and they rent small houses in the zongo ...

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Invitation Sign Language Workshop Abidjan 2014 (local sign language)

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