Cote d’Ivoire Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: The Ivorians are kind people who enjoy inviting others for dinner they believe those who are blessed enough to prepare... More
  • Family: Hospitality is a way of life. Men dominate interpersonal relations with the village elders being respected. Women take care of... More
  • Fashion: People wear both traditional and Western style clothing.  In cities people wear pants or blue jeans with shirts, with many... More

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Capital Yamoussoukro; note - although Yamoussoukro has been the official capital since 1983, Abidjan remains the commercial and administrative center; the US, like other countries, maintains its Embassy in Abidjan
Government Type presidential republic
Currency Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF)
Population 23,740,424
Total Area 124,503 Square Miles
322,463 Square Kilometers
Location Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia
Language French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken

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