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The largest city and former official capital of Côte d'Ivoire, in the southeast of the country on an enclosed lagoon of the Gulf of Guinea. Although Yamoussoukro was designated the new capital in 1983, Abidjan remains the administrative center.


(ˌæbɪˈdʒɑːn; French abidʒɑ̃)
(Placename) a port in Côte d'Ivoire, on the Gulf of Guinea: the legislative capital (Yamoussoukro became the administrative capital in 1983). Pop: 3 516 000 (2005 est)


(ˌæb ɪˈdʒɑn)

a seaport in the Ivory Coast: the former capital. 1,850,000.
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Noun1.Abidjan - city recognized by the United States as the capital of the Ivory CoastAbidjan - city recognized by the United States as the capital of the Ivory Coast; largest city of the Ivory Coast
Cote d'Ivoire, Ivory Coast, Republic of Cote d'Ivoire - a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa
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A number of Lebanese expatriates are trapped amidst violence in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast where around 20,000 Lebanese are currently living after heavy fighting broke out near the residence of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo and the presidential palace.
New Delhi, Feb 9(ANI): The Union Government has arranged to bring Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi back to India by a special aircraft with the required medical support on board and is expected to reach Chennai on Wednesday midnight from Abidjan, Ivory Cost.
Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, combined American pop culture with a stage and microphone in July, it got an "Abidjan Idol" performance involving more than 100 American and local staff.
Just two years after Emirates whetted the appetites of travellers to Abidjan with a five times a week service, demand has called for operations to go daily, and now they have.
Cote d'lvoire's Abidjan port is the country's maritime gateway and a vital asset for many of West Africa's land-locked countries.
Cote dIvoire today in Cairo presented the formal instrument of ratification to the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) for the establishment of the Banks Branch Office in Abidjan, commending the strategic choice made by the Bank in selecting Abidjan as the site for the Branch Office which serves Francophone West Africa.
An 80-km peripheral road, a 500-hectare free zone and 25 thousand residential units are as many infrastructure and construction projects planned in Abidjan for the period 2015-2020 of which brief overviews were offered to Tunisian businessmen visiting the economic capital of Cote d'Ivoire from December 2 to 5.
Summary: A Lebanese man was shot dead in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Monday, Lebanon's state news agency reported.
The booming economy had attracted immigrants from throughout the region, and the population of Abidjan grew at an astounding rate.
Under the ten year contract, NAS will provide ground handling services at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan as a part of a public private partnership with the Government of Cote d'Ivoire.
ABIDJAN, Muharram 26, 1436, November 19, 2014, SPA -- Soldiers in Ivory Coast returned to barracks on Wednesday after some overnight disturbances, witnesses said, after the government agreed to pay back wages to thousands of ex-rebels in the army in a move to calm unrest, Reuters reported.
West Coast Commodity & Technology, LLC , a California Limited Liability Company with offices in Los Angeles, California, (WCCT)has committed to engage in the designing and constructing one or more Gasification Power Plants and recycling facilities in the City of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast.