Côte d'Ivoire

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Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

République de Côte d'Ivoire (French)
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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 Ivory Coast
CapitalYamoussoukro (political)
Abidjan (economic)
6°51′N 5°18′W / 6.850°N 5.300°W / 6.850; -5.300
Largest cityAbidjan
Official languagesFrench
Vernacular
languages
Ethnic groups
(2018)
Demonym(s)
  • Ivorian
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic under a parliamentary system
• President
Alassane Ouattara
Daniel Kablan Duncan
Amadou Gon Coulibaly
LegislatureParliament of Ivory Coast
Senate
National Assembly
Independence
• from France
7 August 1960
Area
• Total
322,463 km2 (124,504 sq mi) (68th)
• Water (%)
1.4[1]
Population
• 2018 estimate
23,740,424[2] (54th)
• 2015 census
24,905,843
• Density
63.9/km2 (165.5/sq mi) (139th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$106.412 billion[3]
• Per capita
$4,155[3]
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$48.142 billion[3]
• Per capita
$1,879[3]
Gini (2008)41.5[4]
medium
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; 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]

Ivory Coast 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.
  2. "Côte d'Ivoire". The World Factbook. CIA Directorate of Intelligence. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Côte d'Ivoire". International Monetary Fund.
  4. "Gini Index". World Bank. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  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.

Notes

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