flag Ivory Coast Ivory Coast: Introduction

Capital: Yamoussoukro


Total Population: 28,160,542
Natural Increase: 2.5%
Density: 86 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 52.7%
Population of main cities: Abidjan (4,395,300); Bouake (536,800); Daloa (245,400); Korhogo (243,100); Yamoussoukro (212,700); San-Pédro (165,000); Gagnoa (160,500); Man (149,100)
Ethnic Origins: The population of Côte d'Ivoire is composed as follows: Akan about 40%, Voltaic about 9%, Northern Mande about 16%, Kru about 23% and Southern Mande about 12%. (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%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Yamoussoukro, Abidjan

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)

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 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 10,48310,52713,96617,88918,887
Exports of Goods (million USD) 12,71812,45415,33416,42920,263
Imports of Services (million USD) 3,4033,1423,9243,858n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,162732910958n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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