Ivory Coast

Official nameRepublic of Côte d'Ivoire
Name in local languageCôte d'Ivoire (fr)
SubcontinentSub-Saharan Africa
Population (ranking: 53e)26,491,888 inhabitants (2020)
Population growth2.59 % / year
Area322,462 km²
Density82.16 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 93e)43.007 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)1,716 $USD (2018)
GDP growth7.40 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)57.40 years (2018)
Birth rate35.10 ‰ (2016)
Fertility rate4.60 children / woman (2016)
Death rate (ranking)10.40 ‰ (2017)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)66.90 ‰ (2017)
Literacy rate50.24 % (2015)
Official languagesFrench
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
HDI (ranking: 203e)0.516 / 1 (2018)
EPI (ranking)45.25 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic under a parliamentary system
Head of StatePresident Alassane Ouattara
National Day7 December (proclamation of the Republic in 1958 and independence in 1960)
DemonymIvorian or Ivoirian
Tourists (ranking)1,800,000 people (2017)
Côte d’Ivoire – petite
A country in full economic growth

Ivory Coast, or Côte d’Ivoire, is a country in West Africa located along the Gulf of Guinea. It is bordered to the north by Mali and Burkina Faso, to the west by Liberia and Guinea, to the east by Ghana and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean.

Abidjan, capitale économique de la Côte d'Ivoire
Abidjan, economic capital city of Côte d’Ivoire. Photo: Wikipedia
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Urban areas (2014)
Urban areasPopulation
Abidjan4,707,404 inhabitants
Bouaké608,138 inhabitants
Daloa319,427 inhabitants
Yamoussoukro310,056 inhabitants
Korhogo286,071 inhabitants
San Pedro261,616 inhabitants
Gagnoa213,918 inhabitants
Man188,704 inhabitants
Divo179,455 inhabitants
Soubré175,163 inhabitants
Abengourou135,635 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Abidjan (district autonome)4,707,404 inhabitants2,119 km²
Bas-Sassandra2,280,548 inhabitants25,800 km²
Comoé1,203,052 inhabitants14,173 km²
Denguélé289,779 inhabitants20,997 km²
Gôh-Djiboua1,605,286 inhabitants17,580 km²
Lacs1,258,604 inhabitants28,500 km²
Lagunes1,478,047 inhabitants23,280 km²
Montagnes2,371,920 inhabitants31,050 km²
Sassandra-Marahoué2,293,304 inhabitants23,940 km²
Savanes1,607,497 inhabitants40,323 km²
Vallée du Bandama1,440,826 inhabitants28,518 km²
Woroba845,139 inhabitants31,088 km²
Yamoussoukro (district autonome)355,573 inhabitants3,500 km²
Zanzan934,352 inhabitants38,251 km²
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See also