Cote d'Ivoirean Profile
Cote d'Ivoirean Profile

Côte d'Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, a tropical country in southern West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea (North Atlantic Ocean).

Location & Area:

  • It is bordered by Liberia and Guinea in the west, Mali and Burkina Faso in the north, Ghana in the east, and the Gulf of Guinea in the south.
  • It covers an area of 322,463 km2.

Capital:

  • Yamoussoukro

National Day:

  • August 7

Climate:

  • Tropical along coast, semiarid in far north; three seasons - warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October).

Terrain:

  • Mostly flat to undulating plains; mountains in northwest.

Population:

  • 26,260,582 (July 2018 estimate)

Languages:

  • French (official)

Flag:

  • Côte d'Ivoire’s flag is three equal vertical bands of orange (hoist side), white and green.

Currency:

  • West African CFA franc

Administrative divisions:

  • It is divided into 12 districts includes; Bas-Sassandra, Comoe, Denguele, Goh-Djiboua, Lacs, Lagunes, Montagnes, Sassandra-Marahoue, Savanes, Vallee du Bandama, Woroba and Zanzan and 2 autonomous districts includes; Abidjan andYamoussoukro.

Constitution:

  • It is latest draft completed on September 24, 2016, approved by the National Assembly on October 11, 2016, approved by referendum on October 30, 2016 and promulgated on November 8, 2016.

Regime:

  • Presidential Republic

President of Côte d'Ivoire:

  • Alassane Ouattara

Natural resources:

  • Petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum, silica sand, clay, cocoa beans, coffee, palm oil and hydropower.

Economy:

  • Agriculture products: Coffee, cocoa beans, bananas, palm kernels, corn, rice, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sweet potatoes, sugar, cotton, rubber; timber.
  • Industries: Foodstuffs, beverages; wood products, oil refining, gold mining, truck and bus assembly, textiles, fertilizer, building materials and electricity.
  • Main exports: Cocoa, coffee, timber, petroleum, cotton, bananas, pineapples, palm oil and fish.
  • Main imports: Fuel, capital equipment and foodstuffs.