Abobo

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Abobo
Suburb and commune
Boulevard De Gaulle - Abidjan.jpg
Location of the commune in Abidjan
Location of the commune in Abidjan
Abobo is located in Ivory Coast
Abobo
Abobo
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 5°25′N 4°1′W / 5.417°N 4.017°W / 5.417; -4.017Coordinates: 5°25′N 4°1′W / 5.417°N 4.017°W / 5.417; -4.017
Country  Ivory Coast
District Abidjan
Area
 • Total 90 km2 (30 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 1,030,658
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

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.[2]

History[edit]

Many violent clashes took place here between security forces and civilians during the 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis and Second Ivorian Civil War.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

OSM map of Abobo

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[edit]

The Université d'Abobo-Adjamé is located in the commune.[citation needed]

Politics[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ivory Coast", New York Times, 2011-03-08
  3. ^ "Ivorian troops kill protesters, AU team arrives | Top News | Reuters". Af.reuters.com. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ivorian troops fire to disperse anti-Gbagbo protest". Reuters. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011.