Yopougon

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Yopougon
Suburb and urban commune
Nickname(s): Yop City
Location in Abidjan
Location in Abidjan
Yopougon is located in Ivory Coast
Yopougon
Yopougon
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 5°19′N 4°4′W / 5.317°N 4.067°W / 5.317; -4.067Coordinates: 5°19′N 4°4′W / 5.317°N 4.067°W / 5.317; -4.067
Country  Ivory Coast
District Abidjan
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 1,071,543
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Yopougon, also known colloquially as Yop City, is a suburb of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It is the most populous of the 10 urban communes of Abidjan and covers most of the western territory of the city. Yopougon is the only commune of Abidjan that spans both north and south sides of Ébrié Lagoon.

Yopougon is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yopougon. The diocese's cathedral is the Cathédrale Saint-André.

Olympic Burkinabé swimmer Adama Ouedraogo was born in Yopougon.

The suburb was the scene of violence following the 2010 Ivorian presidential election.[2]

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