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Capital: Yamoussoukro


Total Population: 23,695,919
Natural Increase: 2.5%
Density: 75 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 54.9%
Population of main cities: Abidjan (4,395,243); Bouake (542,082); Daloa (266,324); Korhogo (245,239); Yamoussoukro (207,412)
Ethnic Origins: Akan about 42%, Voltaic about 18%, Northern Mande about 16%, Kru about 11%, Southern Mande about 10%, Others about 3%. (National Institute of Statistics, in French).
Official Language: French
Other Languages Spoken: There are numerous local dialects such as Dioula (a language close to Bambara), Sénoufo (in the North), Bété and Baoulé (in the South).
Business Language(s): French
Religion: Muslims 38.6%, Christians 32.8%, Tribal Religions 28.6%.
Literacy Rate: 48.7%
National Currency: CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 XOF = 0.0015 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 322,460 km²
Type of State: Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
World's leading exporter of cocoa.
HDI*: 0.462/1
HDI (World Rank): 172/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from the Ivory Coast, dial 00
To call the Ivory Coast, dial +225
Internet Suffix: .ci
Computers: 1.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 1.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 2.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 55.8% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 9,77012,48311,1789,9159,735
Exports of Goods (million USD) 12,12413,24712,57411,15811,767
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,7733,0563,140n/an/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 846790797n/a783

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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