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Abengourou

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Abengourou is a city of around 120,000 inhabitants in the east of Côte d'Ivoire. It's the administrative capital of the Moyen-Comoé region but also a regional centre for trade, learning, medical care and religion. It's the place of residence of the Anyi paramount chief (most of the city's people are Anyi) and the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Abengourou.

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The area around Abengourou is a fertile forest landscape. Agricultural activities include the production of cacao and coffee, which are brought to Abengourou and sent on from there.

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Abengourou lies along the road from Abidjan to the border with Ghana. It no longer has an airport of its own, Abengourou Airport (OGO IATA).

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  • Cathedral of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus. The city cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Abengourou.
  • Residence of the Anyi paramount chief. The Anyi paramount chief is also the King of Indenie. His 1882 mansion is extensively decorated with artefacts.

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