Ivory Coast

Republic of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Country Code: CI. Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia. Land Area: 124,504 square miles. Capital: Yamoussoukro. Climate: Tropical along coast, semiarid in far north, three seasons - warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October). Terrain: Mostly flat to undulating plains, mountains in northwest. Population: 16,393,221. Life Expectancy: 45 years. Literacy: 48%. Languages: French and 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken. Ethnic Groups: Akan, Voltaiques, Mandes, and Krous. Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF).

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