Samiksha Jaiswal

Abobo

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Country  Ivory Coast
Time zone  GMT (UTC+0)
Population  1.031 million (2014)
District  Abidjan
Area  90 km²
Local time  Tuesday 3:10 PM
Abobo
Weather  32°C, Wind SW at 23 km/h, 62% Humidity

Abobo is a northern suburb of Abidjan and one of the 10 urban communes of this city in Ivory Coast. Abobo is one of the most populated communes in the country with about one million inhabitants in an area of 9,000 ha (90 km2), a density of 111 inhabitants per hectare. Many of the residents are Muslim settlers from the north of the country.

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Map of Abobo, Abidjan, The Ivory Coast

History

Many violent clashes took place here between security forces and civilians during the 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis and Second Ivorian Civil War.

Geography

Abobo, part of Northern Abidjan, is the northernmost suburb of the city, and borders with the boroughs of Attécoubé, Adjamé, and Cocody. It borders also with the city of Anyama, located few km in the north.

Culture

The Université d'Abobo-Adjamé is located in the commune.

Politics

Its mayor, elected in municipal elections of March 2001 is Adama Toungara who succeeded Koné Gogé. Among their predecessors, between 1985 and 1990 was the writer Aké Loba.

Transport

Abobo is home to a railway station located on the road linking Ivory Coast to Burkina Faso, and a bus station.

References

Abobo Wikipedia


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