Ivory Coast Profile

Location

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) is a country in West Africa. It borders Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkin Faso and Ghana. Its southern boundary is along the Gulf of Guinea. Ivory Coast is a republic with a strong executive power invested in the President of Ivory Coast. Its capital city is Yamoussoukro and the biggest city is the port city of Abidjan.

Population

Ivory Coast has a population of over 19,839,750 people

Economy

The economy of Ivory Coast is stable and currently growing and it is a largely market-based. The economy of Côte d’Ivoire is primarily dependent on its agriculture: traditional export crops, particularly cocoa and coffee, other export crops such as palm oil, pineapple, sugar cane, cotton, bananas and food crops such as plantains, yams and cassava

Languages

The official language of Ivory Coast is French which was introduced during the colonial period

Religious beliefs

The main Religions in Ivory Coast are Islam and Christianity. Islam is practiced by 38.6% of the population, Christianity by 32.6%, 16.8% of the population is Irreligious, while 12% of the population follows Animism

Climate

The climate of Ivory Coast is generally warm and humid, ranging from equatorial in the southern coasts to tropical in the middle and semiarid in the far north.

General information about Ivory Coast has been summarized to include the following

Background and Geography of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Economy of Ivory Coast

Membership of regional and International Organizations

Population and Health of Ivory Coast

Transport System in Abidjan Ivory coast

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