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Cote dIvoire
Cote dIvoire Flag
Population: 21,058,798
Area: 322,460
Continent: AF
Capitol: Yamoussoukro
Currency: Franc (XOF)
Primary Languages Spoken: fr-CI
Domain Name TLD: .ci
Phone Prefix: 225
Country Code (FIPS): IV
Neighboring Countries: LR,GH,GN,BF,ML(Ghana Bahamas Mali )

Cote dIvoire Map
Cote dIvoire Map



Summary:
Close ties to France since independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states, but did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government. Junta leader Robert GUEI blatantly rigged elections held in late 2000 and declared himself the winner. Popular protest forced him to step aside and brought Laurent GBAGBO into power. Ivorian dissidents and disaffected members of the military launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002. Rebel forces claimed the northern half of the country, and in January 2003 were granted ministerial positions in a unity government under the auspices of the Linas-Marcoussis Peace Accord. President GBAGBO and rebel forces resumed implementation of the peace accord in December 2003 after a three-month stalemate, but issues that sparked the civil war, such as land reform and grounds for citizenship, remained unresolved. In March 2007 President GBAGBO and former New Force rebel leader Guillaume SORO signed the Ouagadougou Political Agreement. As a result of the agreement, SORO joined GBAGBO's government as Prime Minister and the two agreed to reunite the country by dismantling the zone of confidence separating North from South, integrate rebel forces into the national armed forces, and hold elections. Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of rebel forces have been problematic as rebels seek to enter the armed forces. Citizen identification and voter registration pose election difficulties, and balloting planned for November 2009 was postponed to 2010. On 28 November 2010, Alassane Dramane OUATTARA won the presidential election, defeating then President Laurent GBAGBO. GBAGBO refused to hand over power, resulting in a 6-month stand-off. In April 2011, after widespread fighting, GBAGBO was formally forced from office by OUATTARA supporters with the support of UN and French forces. Several thousand UN troops and several hundred French remain in Cote d'Ivoire to support the transition process.

Location:
Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia

Geographical Coordinates:
8 00 N, 5 00 W

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

Natural Resources:
petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum, silica sand, clay, cocoa beans, coffee, palm oil, hydropower

Area Comparisons:
slightly larger than New Mexico

Coastline:
515 km

Growth Rate:
0.31%

Map Reference:
Africa

Cote dIvoire

List of States / Privinces / Districts in Ivory Coast


1. Region des Lagunes
2. Region du Sud-Comoe
3. Region de l' Agneby
4. Region du Haut-Sassandra
5. Region des Savanes
6. Region de la Vallee du Bandama
7. Region du Moyen-Comoe
8. Region des Dix-Huit Montagnes
9. Region des Lacs
10. Region du Zanzan
11. Region du Bas-Sassandra
12. Region du Worodougou
13. Region du Denguele
14. Region du Sud-Bandama
15. Region du Fromager
16. Region du N'zi-Comoe
17. Region de la Marahoue
18. Region du Moyen-Cavally
19. Region du Bafing



Ivory Coast's Largest Cities

(Ivory Coast's Most Populated Cities)


Top 64 Ivory Coast cities shown of 64 total Ivory Coast cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Abidjan 3,677,115
2. Abobo 900,000
3. Bouake 567,481
4. Daloa 215,652
5. San-Pedro 196,751
6. Yamoussoukro 194,530
7. Korhogo 167,359
8. Man 139,341
9. Divo 127,867
10. Gagnoa 123,184
11. Abengourou 104,020
12. Anyama 100,653
13. Agboville 81,770
14. Grand-Bassam 73,772
15. Dabou 69,661
16. Dimbokro 67,349
17. Ferkessedougou 62,008
18. Adzope 61,884
19. Bouafle 60,962
20. Sinfra 59,919
21. Katiola 59,641
22. Soubre 58,492
23. Bondoukou 58,297
24. Danane 53,808
25. Oume 52,070
26. Seguela 51,157
27. Bingerville 50,694
28. Issia 50,313
29. Odienne 49,857
30. Duekoue 47,198
31. Agnibilekrou 43,061
32. Daoukro 40,175
33. Tengrela 39,277
34. Guiglo 39,134
35. Toumodi 39,005
36. Boundiali 38,878
37. Lakota 38,055
38. Aboisso 37,654
39. Arrah 37,432
40. Bonoua 37,312
41. Akoupe 35,970
42. Tiassale 35,090
43. Zuenoula 34,435
44. Bongouanou 34,405
45. Vavoua 31,250
46. Affery 29,909
47. Touba 27,504
48. Bouna 23,570
49. Sassandra 23,274
50. Beoumi 23,053
51. Biankouma 22,868
52. Tanda 20,161
53. Mankono 19,095
54. Bangolo 17,712
55. Tabou 17,134
56. Adiake 16,531
57. Sakassou 15,068
58. Toulepleu Guere 14,098
59. Dabakala 13,717
60. Botro 13,375
61. Guiberoua 13,186
62. Bocanda 13,079
63. Ayame 12,315
64. Grand-Lahou 10,273

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