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Interesting Facts about Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire Interesting Facts

Cote d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Ivory Coast:

  • Cote d'Ivoire received the flag of the country on December 3, 1959. And the country's coat of arms was adopted in 2001.
  • Côte d'Ivoire got its name from the intensive ivory trade that took place along this stretch of coast from the 15th to the 17th century.
  • The Republic of Cote d'Ivoire has two capitals: Yamoussoukro and Abidjan.
  • In 1960, Cote d'ivoire gained independence under President Felix Houphouet-Boigny.
  • Président Félix Houphouët-Boigny was president of the Côte d'Ivoire until his death.
  • The largest cathedral in the world, the Notre Dame de la Paix Basilica in Côte d'Ivoire, was constructed between 1985 and 1989.
  • The world's largest producer of cocoa beans is Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Côte d'Ivoire has five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Cote d'Ivoire has won an Oscar Academy Award for one of its movies.
  • Mount Nimba (Mount Richard) in Cote d'Ivoire is about 1,752 meters above sea level, making it the highest point in the country. It is also the highest point in Guinea.
  • French is the official language in Côte d'Ivoire. There are at least 75 local languages in the country.
  • The nation has a respectable 500+ kilometers of coastline. As a result, Ivory Coast is home to numerous gorgeous beaches.
  • Côte d'Ivoire has been inhabited as far back as the Neolithic era or the Paleolithic era.
  • After independence, the country was known as the Republic of Ivory Coast. However, in 1986 the country officially changed its name to Côte d'Ivoire.
  • With a population of 4,800,000, Abidjan is the third largest French-speaking city in the world.
  • One of the biggest protected places in West Africa is the Comoé National Park, which is recognized by UNESCO.
  • The nation is home to people from more than 60 different ethnic groups.
  • The pygmy hippopotamus lives in the old woodland of the Tai National Park.
  • The main religion in Côte d'Ivoire is considered Muslim 42.9%.
  • The elephant is symbolically important to the nation Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Côte d'Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, is a country located in West Africa. It shares borders with Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana.

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