San-Pédro, Ivory Coast

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San-Pédro
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
DistrictBas-Sassandra
RegionSan-Pédro
DepartmentSan-Pédro
Elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (2014 census)[1]
 • City, sub-prefecture, and commune261,616
 • 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.

Notable people[edit]

Villages[edit]

The twenty eight villages of the sub-prefecture of San-Pédro and their population in 2014 are [4]:

  1. Baba (8 336)
  2. Digboué (138)
  3. Dimoulé (1068)
  4. Djiro-Gnépahio/Campement Bernard

(3 563)

  1. Grand-Gabo (116)
  2. Kablaké 1 (471)
  3. Kablaké 2 (468)
  4. Klou (220)
  5. Petit-Gabo (240)
  6. Petit-Pédro (2 711)
  7. Pont-Bascule (914)
  8. Poro (932)
  9. San-Pedro (164 944)
  10. Taki (1 502)
  11. Digboué-Klou (211)
  12. Djahio (1 996)
  13. Doulayéko (1 957)
  14. Goréké (873)
  15. Kounouko (7 885)
  16. Kpotè (7 037)
  17. Krémoué (1 587)
  18. Madié (830)
  19. Magné (1 059)
  20. Mapri (1 204)
  21. Marikro (3 481)
  22. Monogaga (511)
  23. Moussadougou (16 344)
  24. Podio (1 553)
  25. Pont-Brimé (3 449)
  26. Popoko (2 382)
  27. Taboké (2 865)
  28. Watté (20 769)

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

In 2014, the population of the sub-prefecture of San-Pédro was 261,616 [4].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  2. ^ "San Pédro".
  3. ^ http://worldofrail.com/railwaysafrica/2010/10/new-railway-in-ivory-coast/
  4. ^ a b "RGPH 2014, Répertoire des localités, Région San-Pédro" (PDF). ins.ci. Retrieved 5 August 2019.