Treichville

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Treichville
Suburb and urban commune
Location in Abidjan
Location in Abidjan
Treichville is located in Ivory Coast
Treichville
Treichville
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 5°18′N 4°1′W / 5.300°N 4.017°W / 5.300; -4.017Coordinates: 5°18′N 4°1′W / 5.300°N 4.017°W / 5.300; -4.017
Country  Ivory Coast
District Abidjan
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 102,580
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Treichville signage in 2009

Treichville is a suburb of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It is one of the 10 urban communes of the city. Treichville is one of four communes of Abidjan that are entirely south of Ébrié Lagoon, the others being Port-Bouët, Koumassi, and Marcory.

Treichville is known as one of the most lively suburbs of Abidjan, especially around the Crossroad France-Amérique. The streets in Treichville do not have names but are numbered from 1 to 47. The commune is served by a railway station belonging to the RAN. The railway offers a passenger service to Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso, which takes around 30 hours.

The Autonomous Port of Abidjan is located in Treichville.

Treichville's name comes from Marcel Treich-Laplène (1860–1890), who was a French resident in Ivory Coast. Its current mayor, first elected at the municipal election in March 2001, is François Amichia, former minister of tourism.

In March and April 2011, Treichville was caught up in the 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis and many people there were killed.

Monuments and infrastructure[edit]

  • State swimming pool of Treichville
  • Omnisport Palace of Treichville
  • Sports Park
  • Cultural Palace
  • Abidjan Racecourse
  • The Living Room (former Boulevard of Stars)

Twinships[edit]

The city is twinned to:

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 

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