Côte d'Ivoire

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Côte d'Ivoire

Gained independence from France: 1960Population: 21.6 million Capital: Yamoussoukro Official Language: FrenchMain religions: Islam, Christianity, indigenous beliefs

Côte d’IvoireIvory Coast

Major Exports:CocoaPalm OilCoffee

- The economy is dominated by agriculture, in particular the growing of cocoa beans, the country’s largest export.- 40% of the worlds cocoa is grown here- Fruits such as pineapples and bananas are also grown commercially

Chocolate's bittersweet economy

Check out Ivory Coast!

Ivory Coast is slightly larger than the state of New Mexico.

- 1/4 of the population live on less than $1 a day.- There is only 1 doctor for every 10,000 people.- 118 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years

Quality of Life


Much of the rain comes between May to July. Then there is a dry spell for a couple of months, followed by another shorter rainy season in October and November. The long dry season is from December to April.


A popular snack is aloko, fried banana served with onions and chillies.

Les Elephants is the national futbol team

Sarah Stegmeyer

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