COTE D'IVOIRE


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Flag

Coat of Arms

Territory
322,463 km2 (68th)

Capital
Yamoussoukro

Language
French

Motto
'Unity – Discipline – Work'

National Animal
African Elephant (Loxodonta)

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Ivory Coast Flag

Côte d'Ivoire or Ivory Coast, formally the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a nation situated on the south shoreline of West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro, while its monetary capital and biggest city is the port city of Abidjan. It fringes Guinea and Liberia toward the west, Burkina Faso and Mali toward the north, Ghana toward the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) toward the south. Prior to its colonization by Europeans, Ivory Coast was home to a few states, including Gyaaman, the Kong Empire, and Baoulé. The territory turned into a protectorate of France in 1843 and was solidified as a French province in 1893 in the midst of the European scramble for Africa. It accomplished freedom in 1960, driven by Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who led the nation until 1993. Moderately steady by territorial measures, Ivory Coast built up close political and monetary ties with its West African neighbors while in the meantime keeping up close relations toward the West, particularly France. Ivory Coast encountered a rebellion in 1999 and two religiously-grounded common wars, first somewhere in the range of 2002 and 2007 and again amid 2010– 2011. In 2000, the nation embraced another constitution. Ivory Coast is a republic with solid official power vested in its leader. Through the generation of espresso and cocoa, the nation was a monetary powerhouse in West Africa amid the 1970s, however it experienced a financial emergency during the 1980s, adding to a time of political and social disturbance. In the 21st century, the Ivorian economy is to a great extent showcase put together and still depends vigorously with respect to horticulture, with smallholder money crop creation being prevailing.


Coat of Arms


Ivory Coast Coat of Arms

Territory


Ivory Coast Map

322,463 km2 (68th)


Capital


Ivory Coast Capital

Yamoussoukro

Yamoussoukro is one of the two political capitals and regulatory capital of Ivory Coast and a self-governing region of the nation, while the other capital of the nation is Abidjan. The region was made in 2011 and is part into branches of Attiégouakro and Yamoussoukro. Altogether, the area contains 169 settlements. Yamoussoukro is a sub-prefecture in Yamoussoukro Department and is likewise a collective: since 2012, it has been the sole cooperative in the self-ruling area of Yamoussoukro.


Languague


Ivory Coast Languague

French



Motto


Ivory Coast Motto

'Unity – Discipline – Work'



National Animal


Ivory Coast National Animal

African Elephant (Loxodonta)

African elephants will be elephants of the sort Loxodonta. The variety comprises of two surviving species: the African hedge elephant, L. africana, and the littler African woods elephant, L. cyclotis. Loxodonta is one of two existing genera of the family Elephantidae. One types of African elephant, the shrub elephant, is the biggest living earthly creature, while the woodland elephant is the third-biggest. Their pudgy bodies lay on stocky legs, and they have inward backs. Their extensive ears empower heat misfortune. The upper lip and nose structure a trunk. The storage compartment goes about as a fifth appendage, a sound intensifier, and a significant strategy for contact. African elephants' trunks end in two contradicting lips, though the Asian elephant trunk finishes in a solitary lip. In L. africana, guys stand 3.2– 4.0 m (10.5– 13.1 ft) tall at the shoulder and weigh 4,700– 6,048 kg (10,362– 13,334 lb), while females stand 2.2– 2.6 m (7.2– 8.5 ft) tall and weigh 2,160– 3,232 kg (4,762– 7,125 lb); African elephants are found broadly in Sub-Saharan Africa, in thick backwoods, mopane and miombo forests, Sahelian clean, or deserts.


Demonym(s)

Ivorian

Population

23,740,424
(2018 estimate)

Currency

West African CFA franc (XOF)

Time Zone

UTC+0 (GMT)

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