Ivory Coast Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
~ conventional short form: Cote d'Ivoire
~ local long form: Republique de Cote d'Ivoire
~ local short form: Cote d'Ivoire
~ former: Ivory Coast
Area: 322,460 sq km
Coastline: 515 km
Highest point: Mont Nimba 1,752 m
Population: 17,298,040
Density: 53/km2
Population growth rate: 2.06%
Language: French
Religions: Christian 20-30%, Muslim 35-40%, indigenous 25-40%
Government type: republic
Capital: Yamoussoukro (official), Abidjan (administrative)
GDP - per capita: $1,500
Inflation rate: 1.4%
Currency (code): Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: CI
Calling code: +225
Internet country code: .ci
Time Zone: + 0.0 H


Côte d'Ivoire seeks to achieve a perfect balance between comfort and ambiance with pleasure of prime locations. The country offers exceptionally high quality wildlife viewing with prolific bird and mammal sightings. Deep in the heart of Côte d'Ivoire wilderness, you can enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets, gourmet meals and fine wines and thus earns the reputation of being one of the most enchanting places on earth. With gorgeous, breathtaking vistas as a backdrop, Côte d'Ivoire is located in south western Africa. This quadrangle country shares a long coastline by the Gulf of Guinea in the North Atlantic Ocean. From Guinean montane forest, a savanna-and-scrubland zone to eastern Guinean dense forests, Côte d'Ivoire has its healthy share of greenery all over the country. The topography of the country is enriched by both equatorial and tropical climate.
Côte d'Ivoire was sparsely populated by more than sixty distinct tribes, including the Kru Senoufou, Malinke and Lobi until the Europeans arrived in fifteenth century. Both French and Portuguese merchants traversed the region but it was only French people who established settlements with territorial concessions from local tribes. It became an autonomous republic in the French Union after Second World War and Côte d'Ivoire achieved independence on August 7, 1960.




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