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Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

République de Côte d'Ivoire (French)
Coat of arms of Côte d'Ivoire
Coat of arms
Motto: "Union – Discipline – Travail" (French)
"Unity – Discipline – Work"
Anthem: L'Abidjanaise
Song of Abidjan
Côte d'Ivoire (orthographic projection).svg
Location of Côte d'Ivoire
CapitalYamoussoukro (political)
Abidjan (economic)
6°51′N 5°18′W / 6.850°N 5.300°W / 6.850; -5.300
Largest cityAbidjan
Official languagesFrench
Recognised national languagesBété • Dioula • Baoulé • Abron • Agni • Cebaara Senufo • others
Ethnic groups
  • Ivorian
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic under a parliamentary system
• President
Alassane Ouattara
Patrick Achi
LegislatureParliament of Ivory Coast
National Assembly
• from France
7 August 1960
• Total
322,463 km2 (124,504 sq mi) (68th)
• Water (%)
• 2018 estimate
23,740,424[2] (54th)
• 2015 census
• Density
63.9/km2 (165.5/sq mi) (139th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$106.412 billion[3]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$48.142 billion[3]
• Per capita
Gini (2008)41.5[4]
HDI (2017)Increase 0.492[5]
low · 170th
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+225
ISO 3166 codeCI
Internet TLD.ci
  1. Including approximately 130,000 Lebanese and 14,000 French people.

Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire,[a] officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country in West Africa.

The capital of Côte d'Ivoire is Yamoussoukro but its biggest city is Abidjan. Other cities can be found at List of cities in Côte d'Ivoire.

Geography[change | change source]

It borders the Gulf of Guinea to the south and five other African nations. Liberia is to the southwest, Guinea to the northwest, Mali to the north-northwest, Burkina Faso to the north-northeast, and Ghana to the east.

Regions[change | change source]

Côte d'Ivoire is divided into nineteen regions. The regions are further divided into 81 departments.

  1. Agnéby
  2. Bafing
  3. Bas-Sassandra
  4. Denguélé
  5. Dix-Huit Montagnes
  6. Fromager
  7. Haut-Sassandra
  8. Lacs
  9. Lagunes
  10. Marahoué
  11. Moyen-Cavally
  12. Moyen-Comoé
  13. N'zi-Comoé
  14. Savanes
  15. Sud-Bandama
  16. Sud-Comoé
  17. Vallée du Bandama
  18. Worodougou
  19. Zanzan

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Côte d'Ivoire". The World Factbook. CIA Directorate of Intelligence. 24 July 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Côte d'Ivoire". The World Factbook. CIA Directorate of Intelligence. Retrieved 18 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Côte d'Ivoire". International Monetary Fund.
  4. "Gini Index". World Bank. Retrieved 2 March 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/2018_human_development_statistical_update.pdf
  6. "Cote d'Ivoire definition". Dictionary.com. Retrieved 23 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


  1. The latter being pronounced /ˌkt dˈvwɑːr/ KOHT dee-VWAR in English and [kot divwaʁ] (About this soundlisten) in French.[6]