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Abidjan [Ivory Coast]

Abidjan, a cosmopolitan city of Sub-Saharan Africa, is the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, has a population of five million inhabitants and a surface area of 2,119 km², i.e. 0,6% of the national territory. Its population is divided among the thirteen municipalities which it comprises: Abobo, Adjamé, Anyama, Attécoubé, Bingerville, Cocody, Koumassi, Marcory, Plateau, Port bouët, Treichville, Songon and Yopougon.

Abidjan is the veritable economic heart and soul of the country and plays host to the majority of companies in all activity sectors. For the moment, it is still home to all the institutions of the Republic, pending the effective transfer of the administrative and political capital to Yamoussoukro.

ROBERT BEUGRE MAMBE is the Governer since 4th May 2011. He is also Vice-President of the AIMF (Association Internationale des Maires Francophones - the international association of French-speaking mayors).

Liège and Abidjan

The City of Liège signed a partnership agreement with the District of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast on 26/03/2013 (agreement in principle of the City Council on 3-9-2012). In addition to conventional areas of cooperation, this partnership also aims to contribute to improving the health of the local population.