Agboville

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Agboville
Town, sub-prefecture, and commune
Axe Divo-Agboville.jpg
Agboville is located in Ivory Coast
Agboville
Agboville
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 5°56′N 4°13′W / 5.933°N 4.217°W / 5.933; -4.217Coordinates: 5°56′N 4°13′W / 5.933°N 4.217°W / 5.933; -4.217[1]
Country  Ivory Coast
District Lagunes
Region Agnéby-Tiassa
Department Agboville
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 95,093
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Agboville is the town in south-eastern Ivory Coast. It is a sub-prefecture of and the seat of Agboville Department. It is also a commune and the seat of Agnéby-Tiassa Region in Lagunes District.

Agboville is north of Abidjan. The local ethnic group is the Abbey. The Abbey is one of over 60 ethnic groups in Ivory Coast. The Abbey people have many traditions related to family and friends. One important holiday for the Abbeys is "La fête des ignames" or the "Yam Festival". Historically, the festival is a celebration of a good harvest of yams because yams have been the greatest resource for the Abbey region of Agboville.

Agboville is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Agboville.

History

Agboville was the seat of the Agneby region from 1997 to 2011.[3]

Transport

Agboville is served by a station of the national railway system.

References

  1. ^ "Ivory Coast Cities Longitude & Latitude". sphereinfo.com. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Statoids.com. Retrieved 6 March 2017.