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Côte d’Ivoire aka Ivory Coast is pronounced “coat duh·vwaar” and is one of the 16 countries located in West Africa. This country gained it’s independence on August 7, 1960 from France. This country is known for being the world’s top exporter of cocoa and raw cashew nuts. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Côte d’Ivoire.

Flag of Côte D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

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Where is Côte d’Ivoire located?

Côte d’Ivoire is located in West Africa bordered by Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, and Guinea.

Republic of Côte d'Ivoire - vector map

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Facts About Côte d’Ivoire:

  1. Capitals: Yamoussoukro and Abidjan
  2. Population: 27 Million


What Are The Official Languages of Côte d’Ivoire?

French is the official language of Côte d’Ivoire.

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What Is The Currency of Côte d’Ivoire?

Central African Franc is the currency used used in Côte d’Ivoire.

$1 = 644.14

$20 = 12882.74

$60 = 38648.23

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What Are The Religions of Côte d’Ivoire?

Religion: In Côte d’Ivoire the 2 main religions practiced are; Islam (43%) and Christianity (34%).

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Côte d’Ivoire:


I hope this information has given you more insight into Côte d’Ivoire but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

Also be sure to checkout articles on each of the 54 countries in Africa by clicking here: Countries of Africa