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Côte d’Ivoire


BASIC FACTS

 

Area 322,460 Km2
Population 24.791 Millions
HDI Rank 168 (over 186 countries)
Capital City Yamoussoukro (243,000)
Demographic distribution Akan 42.1%, Voltaiques or Gur 17.6%, Northern Mandes 16.5%, Krous 11%, Southern Mandes 10%, other 2.8% (includes 130,000 Lebanese and 14,000 French)
Spoken languages
Religious beliefs Muslim, Christian, indigenous beliefs.
Political regime PDCI-RDA - Parti démocratique de la Côte d'Ivoire -Rassemblement démocratique africain; FPI - Front populaire ivoirien; RDR - Rassemblement des républicains; UDPCI - Union pour la démocrates et la paix en Côte d'Ivoire .
Head of State Alassane Ouattara (President), Daniel Kablan Duncan (Prime Minister)
Associations with International Organisations United Nations (UN), African Union (AU), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Union economique et monetaire ouest africaine (UEMOA), African Development Bank (AFDB), International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF).
Investment Promotion Agency Centre de Promotion des Investissements en Cote d’Ivoire
(http://www.cepici.go.ci)
Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook