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Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Abidjan (population 2,793,000 (1995)), is the administrative city, largest city, and former capital of Côte d'Ivoire. Abidjan's major industries are food processing[?], lumber, automobile manufacturing, and the manufacture of textiles, chemicals, soap .

In 1983 Yamoussoukro was designated as the national capital, but most government offices and foreign embassies are still in Abidjan. The University of Abidjan[?], several technical colleges, and the national library and museum are in the city.

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