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Cote d Ivoire

Cote d Ivoire Explore African history, art and music in Cote d Ivoire, or visit the Taa National Park with West Africas remainings of rainforest. Go to the bizarre but lively city Yamoussoukro and find deserted highways ending in the jungle. But be aware, be sure to find informations before going. It can be dangerous to go there, due to political unstability.

Area: 322.028 Km²
Population: 16.393.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 51 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Yamoussoukro (120.000 pop.), Abidjan (2.793.000 pop.) Seat of Government
Major cities: Bouaké 390.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Akan 38%, Mandes 20%, Krous 16%, Voltaiques 12%, others 14%
Border countries: Liberia and Guinea WEST, Mali and Burkina Faso NORTH, Ghana EAST

Principal mountains: Mounts Nimba 1752 m
Principal rivers: Bandama 720 Km
Principal lakes: Lac de Kossou, Lac de Buyo
Principal islands: -
Climate: Tropical

Language: French (official), Dioula and others ethnic dialect
Religion: Indigenous Beliefs 60%, Muslim 25%, Christian 15%
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 21/1, 28/3, 1/5, 5/5, 16/5, 15/8, 1/9, 1/11, 3/11, 9/11, 15/11, 7/12, 25/12
Dialling code: 00225
GMT: 0

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