Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

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Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) on World Map

Continent Africa

Region – Western Africa

Size – 322,460 km²

Geography – mostly flat plains, mountains in north-west

Language – French, native dialects

Religion – 40% Muslim, 30% Christian, 30% Indigenous beliefs

Monetary Unit
– Central African Franc

Natural Resources – petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum, silica sand, clay, cocoa beans, coffee, palm oil, hydropower

Agriculture – coffee, cocoa beans, bananas, palm kernels, corn, rice, manioc (tapioca), sweet potatoes, sugar, cotton, rubber; timber

Industry – foodstuffs, beverages; wood products, oil refining, truck and bus assembly, textiles, fertilizer, building materials, electricity, ship construction and repair

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Neighbouring CountriesLiberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana

Population – 22,848,945 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.99%

Average Life Expectancy – 49.0

Capital City – Yamoussoukro (200,659)

Largest City – Abidjan (4,476,397)

Highest Mountain – Mont Nimba (1752 m)

Longest River – Bandama (800 km)

Climate – Tropical, hot in coastal regions 22°C to 32°C semi-arid in north 20°C to 36°C

Yearly Rainfall –  coastal regions 200 cm (approx) mostly May to July and October to November, northern region 120cm (approx) mostly May to October


Plant Life – tropical forests and savannas, oil palm, acacia, breadfruit, baobab

Animal Life – jackal, hyena, panther, elephant, hippopotamus, monkeys, snakes, crocodiles, chameleons, scorpion, spiders

Bird Life – vultures, cranes, pigeons, turtle doves, parrots, and herons


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Available: Last accessed Monday, July 18, 201

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