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Abidjan

Abidjan is the economic capital of Ivory Coast and one of the most populous French-speaking cities in Africa. According to the 2014 census, Abidjan's population was 4.7 million, 20 percent of the overall population of the country, this makes it the sixth most populous city proper in Africa, after Lagos, Kinshasa, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg. A cultural crossroads of West Africa, Abidjan is characterised by a high level of industrialisation and urbanisation; the city expanded after the construction of a new wharf in 1931, followed by its designation as the capital city of the then-French colony in 1933. Abidjan remained the capital of Côte d'Ivoire after its independence from France in 1960; the completion of the Vridi Canal in 1951 enabled Abidjan to become an important sea port. In 1983, the city of Yamoussoukro was designated as the official political capital of Côte d'Ivoire; however all political institutions and foreign embassies continue to be located in Abidjan. Because Abidjan is the largest city in the country and the centre of its economic activity, it has been designated as the "economic capital" of the country.

The Abidjan Autonomous District, which encompasses the city and some of its suburbs, is one of the 14 districts of Côte d'Ivoire. Abidjan lies on the Gulf of Guinea; the city is located on the Ébrié Lagoon. The business district, Le Plateau, is the center of the city, along with Cocody, Deux Plateaux, Adjamé, a slum on the north shore of the lagoon. Treichville and Marcory lie to the south, Locodjro, Abobo Doume and Yopougon to the west, Île Boulay is located in the middle of the lagoon. Further south lies Port Bouët, home to the airport and main seaport. Abidjan is located at 4 ° 2 ′ West. Abidjan experiences a tropical dry climate, according to the Köppen climate classification. Abidjan has nonconsecutive rainy seasons (precipitation above 60 millimetres with a long rainy season from March to July and a short rainy season from September to December, three dry months. Precipitation is abundant during the summer months, except for August, due to activation of the Benguela Current, which reduces the precipitation total throughout the month.

The Benguela Current lowers the mean temperature during August, making it the coolest month of the year, averaging 24.5 °C. Abidjan has two additional dry months. Abidjan is humid, with average relative humidity above 80% throughout the year. Abidjan is composed of southern Abidjan; each has communes, each being run by a mayor. Abobo consists of public housing. Abobo has a large population of low-income migrants; this area has developed spontaneously. Adjamé developed from the village of Ébrié. Although polluted and small in size, this commune is commercially important for the Ivorian economy, it contains a varied shopping district and its bus station is the Côte d'Ivoire's main hub for international bus lines. Yopougon is the most populous commune of Abidjan, lying in Northern Abidjan and across the lagoon in Southern Abidjan, it is home to both residential areas. The research station ORSTOM, the Pasteur Institute, a training hospital are located in this commune. Plateau is Ivory Coast's business center, with modern, tall buildings.

Although the governmental and administrative capital of Côte d'Ivoire transferred to Yamoussoukro in 1983, the institutions of the republic such as the Presidency and National Assembly are still located in Plateau. It is the main administrative and financial center of Ivory Coast. Attécoubé contains Banco forest, classified as a national park. Cocody is famous for Deux-Plateaux and Riviera; the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, a public institution, some private universities are located within the commune. Radio Television Ivoirienne is located in Cocody; the President of the Republic resides in this commune, which contains the embassy district. Koumassi: This commune has an important industrial area. Marcory: This commune is residential, contains the upscale Biétry and Zone 4 neighborhoods where many foreigners live. Port-Bouët: This commune includes the (SIR refinery and the Félix Houphouët-Boigny International airport. There is an established office of the IRD, the centre of Little Bassam; the famous lighthouse sweeps the Gulf of Guinea for several nautical miles out.

The Vridi beach area is busy every weekend although the ocean is rough. From 1950 on, Vridi has been the primary employment hub in Abidjan because of its increasing number of factories and warehouses. Treichville: This commune is home to the Autonomous Port of Abidjan and to many stores; the port area is industrial. There is the Treichville state swimming pool, the Treichville sports palace, the Palace of Culture, the Abidjan racetrack. Île Boulay. Towns near Abidjan include Grand-Lahou and Dabou in the west; the towns of Anyama, Brofodoumé and Songon are within the Abidjan Department, co-extensive with the autonomous district. According to oral tradition of the Tchaman as reported in the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Côte d'Ivoire, the name "Abidjan" results from a misunderstanding. Legend states that an o

Blackwood Bulldogs

Blackwood Bulldogs were a rugby league team based in Blackwood, Wales. They play in the Welsh Championship of the Rugby League Conference. Blackwood Bulldogs were formed in the summer of 2006 at Glan-yr-Afon Park, the home of Blackwood RFC, they joined the Eastern Division of the Welsh Premier. The Bulldogs first competitive match was at the Scott McRorie rugby league nines competition held at Glan-yr-Afon Park on 28 May 2006; the Welsh Premier reformed as one division in 2007. Blackwood won the Welsh Premier in 2009 beating Bridgend Blue Bulls 38 - 22 in the Grand Final. Blackwood gained national prominence in 2010 when they reached the third round of the Challenge Cup and were featured twice on BBC’s Super League Show, they experienced a poor season in 2010. In 2011, they failed to start the season in the South Wales Championship. RLC Welsh Premier: 2009 Blackwood Bulldogs' junior teams take part in the Welsh Conference Junior League. Official website Official Wales Rugby League Website

Tippecanoe Township, Marshall County, Indiana

Tippecanoe Township is one of ten townships in Marshall County, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,313 and it contained 542 housing units. Tippecanoe Township was organized in 1842, it was named from the Tippecanoe River. The Erwin House, Gaskill-Erwin Farm, Tippecanoe Twp. District No. 3 Schoolhouse and Cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles, of which 35.75 square miles is land and 0.05 square miles is water. Old Tip Town at 41.223655°N 86.115277°W / 41.223655. SR 10 SR 331 Triton School Corporation Argos School District Indiana's 2nd congressional district State House District 23 State Senate District 9 "Tippecanoe Township, Marshall County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-29. United States Census Bureau 2008 TIGER/Line Shapefiles IndianaMap Indiana Township Association United Township Association of Indiana City-Data.com page for Tippecanoe Township