San-Pédro, Ivory Coast

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San-Pédro
City, sub-prefecture, and commune
San Pédro centre-ville.JPG
San-Pédro is located in Ivory Coast
San-Pédro
San-Pédro
Location within Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 4°45′N 6°38′W / 4.750°N 6.633°W / 4.750; -6.633
Ivory Coast  Ivory Coast
District Bas-Sassandra
Region San-Pédro
Department San-Pédro
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2014 census)[1]
 • City, sub-prefecture, and commune 261,616
 • Metro 631,156

San-Pédro is a city in southwestern Ivory Coast. It is the nation's second largest port and the seat of Bas-Sassandra District and San-Pédro Region. It is also a commune and the seat of and a sub-prefecture of San-Pédro Department. In 2014, it had a population of 261,616,[2] making it the sixth-largest city in the country. The city is served by San Pédro Airport.

Northwest of the city lies the Taï National Park, known as one of the last sanctuaries of the pygmy hippopotamus, which is listed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Economy[edit]

Largely developed from the 1960s, fishing is an important industry, while the town is known for its nightlife and its beaches.

Transport[edit]

A railway is proposed from San-Pédro to iron ore deposits around Mount Nimba.[3] There would be no immediate connection with the existing metre gauge national railway at Abidjan.

Education[edit]

École française de San Pédro (fr) is located in San-Pédro.

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