Bingerville

Bingerville
Town, sub-prefecture, and commune
Bingerville is located in Ivory Coast
Bingerville
Bingerville
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 5°21′N 3°54′W / 5°21′N 3°54′W / 5.350; -3.900
Country   Ivory Coast
District Abidjan
Population (2014) [1]
 • Total 91,319
Time zone GMT ( UTC+0)

Bingerville is a town in south-eastern Ivory Coast. It is a suburb of Abidjan and is one of four sub-prefectures of Abidjan Autonomous District. Bingerville is also a commune. The town is about 10 kilometres east of Abidjan and lies on the Ébrié Lagoon.

Originally a market town, Bingerville grew as the capital of the French colony from 1909 until 1934. It is named after Louis-Gustave Binger, a former French colonial governor. Many colonial buildings survive in the town, which is also known for its botanical gardens.

Villages in the sub-prefecture include Eloka.

Bingerville is home to École militaire préparatoire technique (EMPT), a military academy.

Prior to the 2011 reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast, Bingerville was part of the Lagunes Region.

Notable people

Other Languages
català: Bingerville
Cebuano: Bingerville
Deutsch: Bingerville
français: Bingerville
italiano: Bingerville
lietuvių: Bingervilis
lingála: Bingerville
Bahasa Melayu: Bingerville
Nederlands: Bingerville
polski: Bingerville
română: Bingerville
русский: Бинжервиль
svenska: Bingerville
中文: 班熱維爾