Côte D'Ivoire FlagCôte D'Ivoire

Unity, Discipline, Labour



Population: 22,848,945 (2014), 22,400,035 (2013)
Land Area: 322,460 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum, silica sand, clay, cocoa beans, coffee, palm oil, hydropower
Capital: Yamoussoukro
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Alassane Ouattara (December 4th 2010)
Head of Government: Daniel Kablan Duncan (November 21st 2012)
Languages: French, Over 60 native dialects
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XOF)
Major Religions: Muslim 35-40%, Indigenous 25-40%, Christian 20-30%
Major Ethnicities: Akan 42.1%, Voltaiques 17.6%, Northern Mandes 16.5%, Krous 11%, Southern Mandes 10%, Other 2.8%
Life Expectancy: 58.01 years (2014), 57.66 years (2013)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 28.28 billion (2013), 24.27 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 43.67 billion (2013), 39.64 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,800 (2013), 1,700 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 8% (2013), 8.1% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 26.3%, Industry 21.3%, Services 52.4% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 68%, Industry NA, Services NA (2007)
Industries: Foodstuffs, beverages; wood products, oil refining, truck and bus assembly, textiles, fertilizer, building materials, electricity, ship construction and repair
Agriculture Products: Coffee, cocoa beans, bananas, palm kernels, corn, rice, manioc, sweet potatoes, sugar, cotton, rubber; timber
Human Development Index: 0.452 (171st)(2014), 0.432 (168th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 50 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 17 050 (2004)
Budget: 1.6% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Côte d'Ivoire is located in west Africa, Côte d'Ivoire is bordered by Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana. Côte d'Ivoire's economy is largely based on agriculture. Côte d'Ivoire has been affected by a civil war and several coups d'état in the last few years.

(2014) Côte d'Ivoire's economy his growing at a high rate following the recovery from the unrest in 2011-2012, however more years of stability will be required in order to attract significant foreign investments.

Thoughts & Comments



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Updated on: August 16th, 2014