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While Abidjan may serve as Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial centre, San Pedro – 350 km to the west – is the key gateway for the country’s exports. The city, which is situated in the San Pedro Region of the Bas-Sassandra District along the Gulf of Guinea, ranks as Côte d’Ivoire’s second-largest city in terms of economic activity. Growth has been driven in large part by the construction of a deepwater port, which has emerged as the main portal for the country’s primary export earner, cocoa. However, a number of other sectors, including cash crop processing and mining in the northern and western stretches of the country, have also helped boost activity in the region.