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Cote d'Ivoire Facts

Cote d'Ivoire's Information

Flag of Cote d'Ivoire
Land Area 318,003 km2
Water Area 4,460 km2
Total Area 322,463km2 (#68)
Population 23,740,424 (#54)
Population Density 74.65/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $87.12 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,600
Currency Franc (XOF)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Cote d'Ivoire
    (long form) Republic of the Cote d'Ivoire, formerly the Ivory Coast
  • Capital City: Yamoussoukro (200,659 pop.)
  • Cote d Ivoire Population: 22,400,835 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc
    (conversion rates)

    West African CFA franc
    5000 West African CFA francs
  • Ethnicity: 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)
  • GDP total: $39.64 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,700 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official), 60 native dialects of which Dioula is the most widely spoken
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Abidjan, Bouaké, Daloa, Yamoussoukro, Korhogo
  • Name: Named for it's past involvement in the ivory trade, Cote d'Ivoire is French for Ivory Coast.
  • National Day: August 7
  • Religion: Muslim 38.6%, Christian 32.8%, indigenous 11.9%, none 16.7%
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