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



  • Fri - Sep 15, 2017: Is Your Chocolate Bar Fuelling Deforestation in West Africa? - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Large area of forest reserves in Ivory Coast have been converted to illegal cocoa plantations to meet demand, campaign group says
  • Fri - Sep 8, 2017: Cycling Team Depart for Tour De Côte d'Ivoire - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [New Times] Rwanda national cycling team (Team Rwanda) will travel to Ivory Coast aboard RwandAir today to compete in the 2017 Tour de Côte d'Ivoire - Tour de la Réconciliation, slated for September 10-16.
  • Mon - Sep 4, 2017: Handball - Angolan National Team Already in Cote d'Ivoire - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [ANGOP] Abidjan -The Angolan national junior women's handball team are already since Sunday in Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), where on Monday they are competing in the 24th edition of the African Cup of Nations.
  • Fri - Sep 1, 2017: Women Hold Key to U.S.$6 Billion Treasure Chest - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abidjan -"The challenge is convincing men that they have a vested interest in gender parity"
  • Thu - Aug 31, 2017: Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire Sign Several Cooperation Agreements in Monrovia - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Relations between Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire have reached new heights with the revival of the Joint Commission and the signing of several cooperation agreements aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between both countries.