ivory coast (côte d'ivoire)

Continent: Africa

Region: Southern West Africa

Area: 124,504 square miles (ranked 69th)

Capital: Abidjan

Population: 20,152,894 as of 2011

Main Language: French

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Fun Facts

  • Ivory Coast, in terms of geographical area occupied, is just a little bigger than New Mexico.

  • The country's neighbors comprise Mali, Ghana, Liberia, Burkina Faso, and Guinea.

  • Yamoussoukro is the political and administrative capital of Ivory Coast while Abidjan serves as the economic capital of the country.

  • Ivory Coast is home to more than 60 ethnic groups, but comparatively has still been a very peaceful country.

  • Football or soccer is extremely popular in this African country. Chelsea's Didier Yves Drogba Tebily is the Ivory Coast's most popular soccer star.

  • Ivory Coast is one amongst the top Cocoa producing countries of the world.

  • The national day of Ivory Coast is celebrated on August 7. The day is celebrated to mark the country's independence from France on August 7, 1960.