Abidjan is a city on the coast of Ivory Coast. It is the country’s major urban centre and economic centre. 90% of Ivory Coast’s industrial sector is located in Abidjan, where industrial zones in the city takes up 885ha. With average industry growth of 8% per annum, the availability of land for large industrial operations is insufficient to satisfy increasing demand.
Abidjan has a modern deep water commercial seaport which forms a gateway to Western Africa. The Common Stock Exchange of West Africa is also located there. The city is home to branches of major local and international institutions such as the African Development Bank Group, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Regional Values Exchange, Crédit Lyonnais and Barclays.