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Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

République de Côte d'Ivoire (French)
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire
Motto: 
Anthem: 
Côte d'Ivoire (orthographic projection).svg
Location of Côte d'Ivoire
CapitalYamoussoukro (political)
Abidjan (economic)
6°51′N 5°18′W / 6.850°N 5.300°W / 6.850; -5.300
Official languagesFrench
Ethnic groups
(2018)
Demonym(s)
  • Ivorian
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic under a parliamentary system
• President
Alassane Ouattara
Vacant
Vacant
LegislatureParliament of Ivory Coast
Senate
National Assembly
Independence
• from France
7 August 1960
Area
• Total
322,463 km2 (124,504 sq mi) (68th)
• Water (%)
1.4[1]
Population
• 2018 estimate
23,740,424[2] (54th)
• 2015 census
24,905,843
• Density
63.9/km2 (165.5/sq mi) (139th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$106.412 billion[3]
• Per capita
$4,155[3]
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$48.142 billion[3]
• Per capita
$1,879[3]
Gini (2008)41.5[4]
medium
HDI (2017)Increase 0.492[5]
low · 170th
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+225
ISO 3166 codeCI
Internet TLD.ci
  1. Including approximately 130,000 Lebanese and 14,000 French people.

Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire,[a] officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country in West Africa.

The capital of Côte d'Ivoire is Yamoussoukro but its biggest city is Abidjan. Other cities can be found at List of cities in Côte d'Ivoire.

Geography

It borders the Gulf of Guinea to the south and five other African nations. Liberia is to the southwest, Guinea to the northwest, Mali to the north-northwest, Burkina Faso to the north-northeast, and Ghana to the east.

Regions

Côte d'Ivoire is divided into nineteen regions. The regions are further divided into 81 departments.

  1. Agnéby
  2. Bafing
  3. Bas-Sassandra
  4. Denguélé
  5. Dix-Huit Montagnes
  6. Fromager
  7. Haut-Sassandra
  8. Lacs
  9. Lagunes
  10. Marahoué
  11. Moyen-Cavally
  12. Moyen-Comoé
  13. N'zi-Comoé
  14. Savanes
  15. Sud-Bandama
  16. Sud-Comoé
  17. Vallée du Bandama
  18. Worodougou
  19. Zanzan

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References

Notes

  1. The latter being pronounced /ˌkt dˈvwɑr/ KOHT-_-DEE-vwar in English and [kot divwaʁ]  ( listen) in French.[6]