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Abengourou, royal city of peace
Abengourou, royal city of peace
Abengourou is located in Ivory Coast
Location in Côte d'Ivoire
Coordinates: 6°44′N 3°29′W / 6.733°N 3.483°W / 6.733; -3.483Coordinates: 6°44′N 3°29′W / 6.733°N 3.483°W / 6.733; -3.483[1]
Country Côte d'Ivoire
Region Moyen-Comoé Region
Department Abengourou Department
 • Total 2,000 sq mi (5,200 km2)
Population (2004)
 • Total 105,000
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Abengourou is a city in Abengourou Department of Côte d'Ivoire. Abengourou is primarily populated by the Anyi ethnic group, a branch of the Akan people who migrated to the region from Ghana. The population of Abengourou was estimated to be 105,000 people in 2004. The town is served by Abengourou Airport. There is also the interior's largest hospital.[2] There is an agricultural vocational training institute, along with a research station that specializes in the local crops of cocoa and coffee.[2] These crops are then transported the 151 kilometres (94 mi) to Abidjan for export.

Within the city is the residence of the Anyi paramount chief, who is also the King of Indenie. His home was built in 1882 and is decorated with artifacts.[2]

The name "Abengourou" stems from the Akan language expression "n'pé kro", which means "I don't like long discussions".[citation needed]

The city is home to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Abengourou, with its cathedral at the Cathédrale Sainte Thérèse de l’enfant Jésus.



  1. ^ "Ivory Coast Cities Longitude & Latitude". sphereinfo.com. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Hoiberg, Dale H., ed. (2010). "Abell, A(runah) S(hepardson)". Encyclopedia Britannica. I: A-ak Bayes (15th ed.). Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8. 

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