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Name(official): Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
Name(short): Cote d'Ivoire
Capital City: Yamoussoukro
Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia.
Coordinate: 8 00 N, 5 00 W
Independence: (From France) August 7th; 1960.
  • Alassane Outtara President from 4 Dec. 2010
  • Guillaume Soro 4/4/2007, 11/4/2011 - Prime Minister(resigned from Gbagbo and immediately re-appointed by Outtara 11/4/2011)
  • Laurent Gbagbo - President 26/10/2000 - 11/4/2011
  • Gilbert Aké - Prime Minister 6/12/2010 - 11/4/2011
Type of Government: Republic
Total Area: 322 460sq.km.
Population: 17 654 843.
People: 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
Religion: Muslim 35-40%, indigenous 25-40%, Christian 20-30% (2001). Note: The majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%).
Languages: French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken.
Literacy: 50.9%total, 57.9%male, 43.6%female (2003 est.)
Currency: CFAF
GDP(per capita): $1 600
Arable Land: 10.23% (2005 est.)
Agriculture: coffee, cocoa beans, bananas, palm kernels, corn, rice, manioc (tapioca), sweet potatoes, sugar, cotton, rubber; timber.
Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum, silica sand, clay, cocoa beans, coffee, palm oil, hydropower.
Embassy in Japan: Embassy of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire,
Chancery: 2-19-12, Uehara, Shibuya-ku.
Post Code: 151-0064, Tel. 03-5454-1401/2/3
Embassy of Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
General Info:
International Phone Code: +225


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Adbijan, Bouake, Yamoussoukro, Daloa, Korhogo, San Pedro.




19 regions; Agneby, Bafing, Bas-Sassandra, Denguele, Dix-Huit Montagnes, Fromager, Haut-Sassandra, Lacs, Lagunes, Marahoue, Moyen-Cavally, Moyen-Comoe, N'zi-Comoe, Savanes, Sud-Bandama, Sud-Comoe, Vallee du Bandama, Worodougou, Zanzan.


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