Situated on the Ébrié Lagoon with several peninsulas linked by bridges, the city of Abidjan remains the commercial hub of Côte d’Ivoire, even though it is no longer the official capital. Abidjan was originally a small fishing village, but today is the second largest French-speaking city in the world. It comprises of ten boroughs, each administrated by a mayor.
Under the rule of late president, Felix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan flourished tremendously, earning the tag Paris of West Africa. It boasts wide streets, lush garden squares, and a couple of several architectural masterpieces in Cocody, La Plateau and Treichville areas; in addition to a host of other interesting attractions.
For the night owls, a visit to one of Africa’s sleekest party city is a must, being that Abidjan boasts one of the liveliest night scenes. From the 2000s, the nightlife has witnessed an increase upturn with the emergence of the music genre, Coupé Décalé identified as popular dance music originating from Côte d’Ivoire.