Ivory Coast profile

Ivorian workers empty bags of cocoa beans in a container at the Port of Abidjan where 80% of Ivory Coast's exports transit Cocoa is one of Ivory Coast's major exports and sources of income
  • Full name: The Republic of Ivory Coast
  • Population: 20.6 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Yamoussoukro
  • Largest city: Abidjan
  • Area: 322,462 sq km (124,503 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French, indigenous languages
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 55 years (men), 58 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Cocoa, coffee, tropical woods, petroleum, cotton, bananas, pineapples, palm oil, fish
  • GNI per capita: US $1,090 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .ci
  • International dialling code: +225

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