Ivory Coast

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About Country

Capital
Yamoussoukro
Population
Approximately 27.2 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
83 people per square kilometer
GDP
$63.3 billion (nominal, 2021 estimate)
Language
French is the official language, but over 60 indigenous languages are spoken as well
Currency
West African CFA franc (XOF)
National Dish
Fufu (a starchy side dish made from cassava, yams, or plantains) with soup or stew
Religion
Islam, Christianity, and traditional African religions are all practiced in Ivory Coast
Climate
Ivory Coast has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. Temperatures are typically high, averaging around 27°C (81°F) year-round
Main Industries
Agriculture (especially cocoa and coffee production), mining (including gold, diamonds, and manganese), and energy (including oil and natural gas)
Level of Development
Ivory Coast is considered a developing country, with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 167 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 322,463 square kilometers

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Ivory Coast 🇨🇮, a land of vibrant markets 🛍️, pristine beaches 🏖️, and lush rainforests 🌳. Discover the rich culture, indulge in delicious local cuisine 🍴, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this West African gem. Plan your dream getaway today!

Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d’Ivoire, is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea to the northwest, Liberia to the west, Mali to the north, Burkina Faso to the northeast, Ghana to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

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  • Adjamé Market, abidjan, ivory coast (1)
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  • Adjamé Market, abidjan, ivory coast
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  • Rue de St.France, Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Ivory Coast include:

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    Basilica of Our Lady of Peace: a large Catholic church in Yamoussoukro, one of the largest churches in the world.

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    Taï National Park: a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to chimpanzees, elephants, and other wildlife.

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    Comoe National Park: another UNESCO World Heritage site known for its savannah landscape and large mammal population, including lions and antelopes.

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    Grand-Bassam: a coastal town near Abidjan that was once the colonial capital of Ivory Coast, with well-preserved architecture and a rich history.

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    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve: a protected area that straddles the borders of Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Liberia, known for its high levels of biodiversity.

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    St. Paul's Cathedral: a historic cathedral in Abidjan, designed by Italian architect Aldo Spirito.

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    Musée des Civilisations de Côte d'Ivoire: a museum in Abidjan that showcases the history and culture of Ivory Coast and West Africa.

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    Îles Ehotilé National Park: a protected area consisting of a group of islands off the coast of Ivory Coast, known for their white sand beaches and coral reefs.

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    Banco National Park: a nature reserve located within Abidjan that offers a glimpse of the country's forest and savannah ecosystems.

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    Yamoussoukro Crocodile Lake: a lake located in the city of Yamoussoukro, home to a large population of Nile crocodiles.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Ivory Coast has to offer. The country is also known for its music, dance, and traditional arts and crafts, which can be experienced through local festivals and markets.

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