Welcome to Bingerville, a charming town located in south-eastern Ivory Coast. As a suburb of Abidjan, Bingerville is one of four sub-prefectures of Abidjan Autonomous District and also a commune. The town is situated about 10 kilometres east of Abidjan and is situated on the beautiful Ébrié Lagoon. Bingerville is home to the École militaire préparatoire technique (EMPT), a prestigious military academy.
Bingerville holds great historical significance as it is one of the most early microlithic industries in West Africa, dating back to 13,000 BP. Originally a market town, Bingerville grew as the capital of the French colony from 1909 until 1934 and is named after Louis-Gustave Binger, a former French colonial governor. Many colonial buildings still stand in the town, which is also famous for its botanical gardens.
Aside from its rich history and stunning natural beauty, Bingerville boasts an impressive list of notable people, including footballers Mamadou Koné, Wilfried Bony, Eric Bailly, Didier Drogba, and Badra Ali Sangaré. A visit to this charming town is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the cultural and historical significance of Ivory Coast.