Côte d'Ivoire COUNTRY CODE +225

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latitude / longitude
7°32'48 / 5°32'49
Franc (XOF)
French (official)
60 native dialects of which Dioula is the most widely spoken

National flag
Côte d'IvoireNational flag
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Côte d'Ivoire banks list
322,460 KM2

Côte d'Ivoire Introduction

Côte d'Ivoire is a country dominated by agriculture, producing cocoa, coffee, oil palm, rubber and other tropical cash crops. Côte d’Ivoire covers an area of more than 320,000 square kilometers and is located in western Africa, bordering Liberia and Guinea to the west, It is adjacent to Mali and Burkina Faso, connected to Ghana in the east, and bordered by the Gulf of Guinea in the south. The coastline is about 550 kilometers long. The terrain slopes slightly from the northwest to the southeast, with the Manda Mountains and Qiuli Mountains in the northwest, low plateaus in the north, and coastal lagoon plains in the southeast. It has a tropical climate.


Côte d'Ivoire, the full name of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is located in western Africa, bordering Liberia and Guinea to the west, and Mali and Burkinafa to the north It is adjacent to Sokol, connected to Ghana in the east and the Gulf of Guinea in the south. The coastline is about 550 kilometers long. The terrain slopes slightly from the northwest to the southeast. The northwest is the Mount Manda and the Chuli Mountains with an altitude of 500-1000 meters, the north is a low plateau with an altitude of 200-500 meters, and the southeast is a coastal lagoon plain with an altitude of less than 50 meters. Nimba Mountain (the border between Kochi and Guinea), the highest peak in the whole territory, is 1,752 meters above sea level. The main rivers are the Bondama, Comoe, Sasandra and Cavalli. Has a tropical climate. South of 7°N latitude is tropical rainforest climate, and north of 7°N latitude is tropical grassland climate.

The national population is 18.47 million (2006). There are 69 ethnic groups in the country, divided into 4 major ethnic groups: the Akan family accounted for about 42%, the Mandi family accounted for about 27%, the Walter family accounted for about 16%, and the Kru family accounted for about 15%. Each ethnic group has its own language, and Diula (no text) is used in most parts of the country. The official language is French. 38.6% of residents believe in Islam, 30.4% believe in Christianity, 16.7% have no religious beliefs, and the rest believe in primitive religions.

The political capital of Yamoussoukro (Yamoussoukro), with a population of 299,000 (2006). Abidjan, the economic capital, has a population of 2.878 million (2006). The temperature is the highest from February to April, with an average of 24-32℃; in August, the temperature is the lowest, with an average of 22-28℃. On March 12, 1983, Ko decided to move the capital to Yamoussoukro, but government agencies and diplomatic missions still remain in Abidjan.

The country is divided into 56 provinces, 197 cities and 198 counties. In June 1991, the Kuwaiti government divided the entire territory into 10 administrative jurisdictions, each of which has several provinces under its jurisdiction. The governor of the capital of the jurisdiction is responsible for the coordination of the district, but not a first-level administrative agency. It was changed to 12 jurisdictions in July 1996, 16 in January 1997, and 19 in 2000.

Côte d’Ivoire translated Ivory Coast before 1986. Before the Western colonists invaded, some small kingdoms were established in the territory, such as the Kingdom of Gongge, the Kingdom of Indenier, and the Kingdom of Assini. In the 11th century AD, the Gongge City established by the Senufos in the north was one of the North-South trade centers of Africa at that time. From the 13th to the 15th century, the northern part of Kobe belonged to the Mali Empire. In the second half of the 15th century, Portuguese, Dutch, and French colonists invaded one after another. Plundered ivory and slaves, the coastal area formed a famous ivory market. Portuguese colonists named the place Côte d’Ivoire in 1475 (meaning Ivory Coast). It became a French protectorate in 1842. In October 1893, the French government passed a decree, identifying the branch as an autonomous colony of France. The family was included in French West Africa in 1895. It was classified as an overseas territory of France in 1946. It became a "semi-autonomous republic" in 1957. In December 1958, it became an "autonomous republic" within the "French Community". Independence was declared on August 7, 1960, but it remained in the "French Community".

National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 3:2. The flag surface is composed of three parallel and equal vertical rectangles, which are orange, white, and green in order from left to right. Orange represents the tropical prairie, white symbolizes the unity of the north and the south, and green represents the virgin forest in the southern region. The three colors of orange, white, and green are respectively interpreted as: national patriotism, peace and purity, and hope for the future.

The population is 18.1 million (2005). There are 69 ethnic groups in the country, mainly divided into 4 major ethnic groups, and the official language is French. 40% of the country’s population believes in Islam, 27.5% believes in Catholicism, and the rest believe in fetishism.

After independence, Côte d’Ivoire has implemented a free economic system centered on "liberal capitalism" and "Côte d’Ivoire". The main mineral deposits are diamonds, gold, manganese, nickel, uranium, iron and petroleum. The proven oil reserves are about 1.2 billion tons, natural gas reserves are 15.6 billion cubic meters, iron ore is 3 billion tons, bauxite is 1.2 billion tons, nickel is 440 million tons, and manganese is 35 million tons. The forest area is 2.5 million hectares. Industrial output value accounts for approximately 21% of GDP.

The food processing industry is the main industrial sector, followed by the cotton textile industry, as well as the oil refining, chemical, building materials and wood processing industries. The output of oil and natural gas has increased rapidly in recent years.

Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the national economy, and its output value accounts for about 30% of GDP. Agricultural exports account for 66% of total export revenue. The arable land area is 8.02 million hectares, and 80% of the labor force in the country is engaged in agricultural production.

Cash crops occupy an important position. Cocoa and coffee are the two main cash crops, and the planting area accounts for 60% of the country's arable land. Cocoa production and export rank first in the world, with export revenue accounting for 45% of the country's total exports. Coffee production now ranks fourth in the world and first in Africa. The output of seed cotton ranks third in Africa, and the output of palm ranks first in Africa and third in the world.

Since 1994, tropical fruit exports have also increased, mainly bananas, pineapples, and papaya.

Forest resources are abundant, and wood was once the third largest export product. The livestock industry is underdeveloped. Poultry and eggs are basically self-sufficient, and half of meat is imported. The value of fishery production accounts for 7% of the total value of agricultural production. Pay attention to the development of tourism and the development of tourism resources.