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Côte d’Ivoire

Official English Name: Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

Official Local Name(s): République de Côte d’Ivoire

Common English Name: Côte d’Ivoire

Capital: Yamoussoukro

REGION
West Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Liberia (Southwest)
Guinea (West)
Mali (Northwest)
Burkina Faso (North)
Ghana (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Gulf of Guinea (South)
TOTAL AREA
322,463 km2 (98.6% land, 1.4% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
3,458 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
515 km
CLIMATE
Tropical along coast
Semiarid in the north
TERRAIN
Flat plains
Mountains in the northwest
HIGHEST POINT
Monts Nimba (1,752 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Petroleum
Natural gas
Diamonds
Manganese
Iron ore
Cobalt
Bauxite
Copper
Gold
Nickel
Tantalum
Silica sand
Clay
Cocoa beans
Coffee
Palm oil
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Floods
DEMONYM
Ivoirian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Akan (32.1%)
Voltaique/Gur (15%)
Northern Mande (12.4%)
Krou (9.8%)
Southern Mande (9%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
French
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Dioula
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (40.2%)
Catholic (19.4%)
Evangelical (19.3%)
Animist (12.8%)
Methodist (2.5%)
POPULATION
23,740,424
LARGEST CITY
Abidjan (4,395,243)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Bouake (536,719)
Daloa (245,360)
Korhogo (243,048)
Yamoussoukro (212,670)
San Pédro (164,944)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Alassane Dramane Ouattara
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
12 Districts
2 Autonomous districts
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
7 August 1960 (from France)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Elephant
NATIONAL ANTHEM
L’Abidjanaise
GDP PER CAPITA
$3,400 (USD)
CURRENCY
CFA (West African Franc)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = CFA597.16
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ci
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+225

Masks and wooden carvings are the main form of art.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/iv.html (Majority of information)

http://www.ins.ci/n/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19&Itemid=27 (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 30 October 2016