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: 26,260,582 (2018)

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

Major Ethnic 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 - Jun 14, 2019: A Ban On Child Labor in Africa Is Not Enough - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Deutsche Welle] Many children in Africa have to work as domestic helps, on plantations or in prostitution to survive. They are robbed of their childhood and guaranteed a life in poverty if they are kept out of school.
  • Fri - Jun 14, 2019: Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire Cocoa Farmers Hold Out for Higher Price - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [RFI] Key cocoa producers in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana have successfully banded together to stop future sales in order to demand higher prices for their raw materials, in an effort to get a fairer share of cocoa revenue.
  • Wed - Jun 12, 2019: Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire to Stop Cocoa Sale On Open Market From 2020/2021 Season - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [Ghanaian Times] Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire plan to suspend the sale of cocoa beans on the open market, beginning the 2020/2021 season until further notice.
  • Wed - Jun 12, 2019: Regional training workshop on Small Area Estimation - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [UNFPA in WCA] Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire -- 10 June 2019. The West and Central Africa Regional Office of the United Nations Population (UNFPA WCARO) is organizing a regional training workshop on Small Area Estimation technique in Cote d'Ivoire from 10 to 14 June 2019. The objective of this workshop is to enhance national capacities in applying the model-based approach of Small Area Estimation (SAE) techniques to provide local (province, district, municipality) level estimates for all Demographic Divid
  • Tue - Jun 11, 2019: 'We Want Water' Say Residents As Abidjan Grows Drier - AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire
    [ANGOP] Bidjan -Every other day, Kouakou Marie Laure wakes up at 1 am to fetch water for her family.