Côte d’Ivoire general information

The CENTRE’2018 international event will hold in Abidjan, capital of Côte d’Ivoire, an ancient French colony and lower-middle-income country that gained its independence on 7 August 1960. Côte d’Ivoire means “ivory coast,” and its economy relies mostly on cocoa export. The country is located on the Atlantic coast in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, in the northern hemisphere between the Cancer and Ecuador Tropics, (delimited between 10° and 4° of north latitude and 10° and 0° of west longitude), with a population of around 25 million. Abidjan and Yamoussoukro are the economic and administrative capitals respectively.

The conference will hold on the Université Félix Houphouët Boigny (UFHB) campus in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, located at GPS coordinates: 5°19’00.5″N 4°07’07.7″W (5.316800, -4.118800)

Evidence of the first human presence in Côte d’Ivoire dates back to the late Paleolithic (-15,000 to -10,000 years), with fragments of weapons and tools discovered in this geographical area. There are remnants of the first metallurgy industries dating from the 1st millennium.

The country suffered the tragedy of slavery by the French, as the entire African continent, after the establishment of trading stations on the coast by the Portuguese between the fifteenth and seventeenth century. The country is populated in the North by Sénoufos and Koulangos (For more information on the Cote d’Ivoire history of the colonial and recent periods, visit the Office of Tourism website).

Hotels information

Recommended hotels

We look forward to welcoming you to Accra for CENTRE’2018. Here are some accommodation options for your convenience:

Hôtel Saphir – Guest rooms start from 50 Euros
Located at 8 km (25 min by taxi) from the UFHB South
For all arrangement, please, feel free to contact:
Mr. Fourier ASSI, General manager,
2535 Angré 9ème tranche (just before CNPS),
Mob: +225 07 90 88 93, Email address:

Other hotels

Palm Club Hôtel – Guest rooms start from 120 Euros
Located at 3 km (10 min by taxi) from UFHB
Boulevard des Martyrs, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Tel: +225 22 40 53 00, Email address:

Sofitel Abidjan (Hotel Ivoire) – Guest rooms start from 270 Euros
Located at 5 km (14 min by taxi) from UFHB
Boulevard Hassan II Abidjan 08, Côte d’Ivoire
Tel: +225 22 48 26 26, Email address:

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