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Famous Ivorians

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
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

  • Jacques Aye Abehi javelin thrower
  • Koutoua Francis Abia sprint canoer
  • Marguerite Abouet writer
  • Patrick Achi politician
  • Jean-Marie Adiaffi writer, screenwriter, filmmaker, critic
  • Christine Adjobi politician, physician
  • Adogon Adogon sprint canoer
  • Amandine Allou Affoue sprinter
  • Bernard Agre archbishop emeritus, cardinal
  • Martial Joseph Ahipeaud politician
  • Noel Ahipeaud ambassador
  • Murielle Ahoure sprinter
  • Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio former prime minister
  • Daniel Aka-Ahizi politician
  • Vincent Aka-Akesse wrestler
  • Gilbert Ake academic, politician
  • Simeon Ake politician, lawyer
  • Laurent Akoun politician
  • Francois Albert Amichia politician
  • Constance Amiot singer, songwriter, composer
  • Francois-Joseph Amon d'Aby playwright, essayist
  • Marcel Amondji writer
  • Pierre Djedji Amondji politician
  • Innocent Kobena Anaky politician
  • Alain Andji pole vaulter
  • Brou Benjamin Angoua footballer
  • D J Arafat singer
  • Amon Olive Assemon handball player
  • Brice Assie basketball player
  • Louise Ayetotche sprinter
  • Edgar Babou rugby player
  • Mariam Bah taekwondo practitioner
  • Sidiki Bakaba actor, writer, director
  • Bamba Bakary actor, comedian, television presenter
  • Youssouf Bakayoko politician, diplomat
  • Youssoufou Bamba diplomat
  • Isaach de Bankole actor
  • Chaarles Konan Banny former prime minister
  • Jean Konan Banny politician, lawyer
  • Angele Bassole-Ouedraogo poet, journalist
  • Barthelemy Koffi Baugre sprint canoer
  • Henri Konan Bedie former president
  • Nayanka Bell singer
  • Tanoh Rosalie Benie wrestler
  • Jems Robert Koko Bi sculptor
  • Soum Bill singer
  • Jean-Louis Billon politician
  • Alpha Blondy singer, songwriter
  • Charles Ble-Goude politician
  • Victor Biaka Boda politician, shaman
  • Michel Bohiri actor
  • Ernest Boka politician, lawyer
  • Tanella Boni poet, novelist
  • Max Brito rugby player
  • Kouassi Brou swimmer
  • Frederic Bruly Bouabre artist
  • Paul Antoine Bohoun Bouabre economist, politician
C - D
  • Aboubakar Camara rugby coach
  • Sekou Cisse footballer
  • Won Hire Coulibaly handball player
  • Annabelle Courcelles handball player
  • Bernard Binlin Dadie novelist, playwright, poet
  • Ananias Leki Dago photographer
  • Athanase Dali rugby player
  • Marcelin Dally hurdler
  • Alfred Dan-Moussa journalist
  • Habiba Dembele journalist, television presenter
  • Henriette Diabate politician, writer
  • Seydou Elimane Diarra former prime minister
  • Etienne Djaument politician
  • Fatoumata Diawara musician
  • Barthelemy Djabla archbishop
  • Alcide Djedje diplomat
  • Ernesto Djedje musician
  • Franck Dja Djedje footballer
  • Loubo Augustin Djessou politician
  • Alimata Dosso handball player
  • Emile Boga Doudou politician
  • Noumandiez Doue football referee
  • Ahmed Douhou sprinter
  • Daniel Kablan Duncan politician
E - G
  • Guy Landry Edi basketball player
  • Miezan Edoukou sprint canoer
  • Wadja Egnankou scientist, environmentalist
  • Frederic Desire Ehui singer
  • Amara Essy diplomat
  • Gnagno Philibert Fagnidi diplomat, ambassador
  • Tiken Jah Fakoly singer
  • Foliba Trio music group
  • Manou Gallo musician
  • Jerome Dodo Gaye sprint canoer
  • Ruth Gbagbi taekwondo practitioner
  • Laurent Gbagbo former president, historian
  • Simone Gbagbo politician, former first lady
  • Tina Glamour singer
  • Dobet Gnahore singer
  • Paula Gondo-Bredou handball player
  • Gilbert G. Groud painter, illustrator, author
  • Yohou Christiane Guede handball player
  • Abraham Gneki Guie footballer
  • Robert Guei former president

H - K

  • Felix Houphouet-Boigny first president
  • Marie-Therese Houphouet-Boigny former first lady
  • Ismael Isaac singer
  • Salomon Kalou footballer
  • Ndri Elise Kangah handball player
  • Awa Karamoko handball player
  • Fatou Keita writer
  • Amenan Koffi handball player
  • Sebastien Konan taekwondo practitioner
  • Kinidinnin Konate basketball player
  • Emmanuel Kone footballer
  • Gaoussou Kone sprinter
  • Kinapeya Kone judoka
  • Adjoua Flore Kouame novelist, politician
  • Rene Philippe Kouassi archer
  • Victor Kouassi rugby player
  • Mamadou Koulibaly economist, politician
  • Ahmadou Kourouma novelist
  • Rachelle Kouyo handball player
  • Denis Segui Kragbe shot putter, discus thrower
  • Koffi Kwahule writer
L - M
  • Ouattara Lagazane sprinter
  • Melagne Lath sprint canoer
  • Christian Lattier sculptor
  • Werewere Liking writer, playwright, performer
  • Gernard Ake Loba writer, politician
  • Badjo Edwige Lobouet handball player
  • Vetcho Lolas singer, musician
  • Magic System music group
  • Bamba Mamadou politician
  • N'Cho Elodie Mambo handball player
  • Paul Gnamia M'Boule sprint canoer
  • Mathieu Koffi M'Broh sprint canoer
  • Amadou Meite sprinter
  • Ben-Youssef Meite sprinter
  • Ibraham Meite sprinter
  • Rene Djedjemel Meledje hurdler
  • Jean-Baptiste Mockey politician
  • Georges Momboye dancer, choreographer
  • Leon Emmanuel Monnet politician
  • Mathilde Moraeau painter
  • Lucienne N'Da high jumper
  • Kouame N'Douba sprint canoer
  • Eric Pacome N'Dri sprinter
  • Celeste N'Drin runner
  • Freedom Neruda journalist
  • N'Gama N'Gama sprint canoer
  • Clement N'Goran tennis player
  • Michel Amani N'Guessan politician
  • Pascal Affi N'Guessan politician
  • Evelyne-Cynthia Niako sprinter
  • Abou Nidal singer
  • Elisabeth Nikiema swimmer
  • Oxxy Norgy singer
  • Nnenna Nwakanma activist, community organizer, consultant
O - S
  • Alfred Okou rugby player
  • Rosvitha Okou hurdler
  • Aboubakar Diaby Ouattara diplomat
  • Alassane Ouattara economist, president
  • Jean-Maurice Oulouma rugby player
  • Makaridja Sanganoko sprinter
  • Valentin Sanon tennis player
  • Souleymane Sy Savane actor
  • Daniel Sedji sprint canoer
  • Paco Sery drummer
  • Paul Sika fashion photographer, creative director
  • Diabete Aboubacar Siriki ambassador
  • Patricia Soman long jumper
  • Guillaume Kigbafori Soro politician
  • Sur-Choc music group
  • Ibrahim Sylla musician
  • Desire Assegnini Tagro politician
  • Lambert Amon Tanoh politician
  • Gabriel Tiacoh Olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Silvere Tian rugby player
  • Likane Julie Toualy handball player
  • Sery Toualy handball player
  • Assita Toure swimmer
  • Aya Virginie Toure peace activist
  • Drissa Traoure sprint canoer
  • Mariam Traore handball player
W - Z
  • Frank Waota sprinter
  • Ouattara Watts painter
  • Romain Francis Wodie politician
  • Philippe Yace politician
  • Bernard Yago cardinal
  • Ndoua Lydie Yamkou handball player
  • Paul Yao-N'Dre politician
  • Bernard Zaki Zaourou politician, teacher, writer
  • Patricia Foufoue Ziga sprinter
  • Jean-Olivier Zirignon sprinter

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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