Côte d’Ivoire



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Capital: Yamoussoukro

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Alassane Ouattara


  • Heavily dependent on agriculture and related activities which engage roughly 68% of the population.
  • World’s largest exporter of cocoa beans and a significant producer and exporter of coffee and palm oil.

Population: 23,740,424 (2016)

Land Size: 332,462 sq km (124,503 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Akan: 42.1%
  • Voltaiques or Gur: 17.6%
  • Northern Mandes: 16.5%
  • Krous: 11%
  • Southern Mandes: 10%
  • Other: 2.8% (includes 130,000 Lebanese and 14,000 French) (1998)

  • Muslim: 38.6%
  • Christian: 32.8%
  • Indigenous: 11.9%
  • None: 16.7%
  • note: the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%)


  • French (official)
  • Jula
  • Senoufo
  • Baule



  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: CHAN 2018 - Cote d'Ivoire, Uganda Share Spoils in Marrakech - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [CAF] Cote d'Ivoire and Uganda settled for a barren draw in their ultimate Group B match on Monday in Marrakech.
  • Fri - Jan 19, 2018: Chipolopolo Shoot Down Elephants - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Zambia Reports] Zambia maintained its hundred percent record at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) with Augustine Mulenga putting up a stellar performance that not only won him man of the match but sent Ivory Coast packing from the tournament.
  • Fri - Jan 19, 2018: Mulenga's Goals Down Cote d'Ivoire at CHAN - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [CAF] Augustine Kabaso Mulenga scored in either half to power Zambia to a 2-0 win over Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday in Marrakkech, their second at the tournament.
  • Thu - Jan 18, 2018: Soccer Star Drogba Opens School in Ivory Coast - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Vanguard] Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba has given back to his country by opening a school that will help no fewer than 350 children in the rural cocoa growing community of Pokou-Kouamekro to gain quality education.
  • Mon - Jan 15, 2018: Hambira Winner Gives Namibia Precious Victory - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Namibian] CENTRAL defender Charles Hambira's 92nd minute winner helped the Brave Warriors to a landmark 1-0 victory over Ivory Coast at the Grand Stade Marrakech on Sunday to provide the first shock of the 2018 African Nations Championships.