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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa, all known as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, named after the history of the ivory trade. Area of 32.2463 million square kilometers. Population of 17.5 million, there are 60 nationalities, the main points Aken, Mandy, Crewe, Walter 4 large family. Many residents believe in Islam and Catholicism. The official language is French, most of GM Di Wula language. CFA franc currency. Capital Yamusuke (Yamoussoukro). Cote d'Ivoire Map

National Flag

Cote d'Ivoire Flag

The national flag, from left to right, has three orange, white and green vertical stripes: orange for the savannah, white for the unity of north and south and green for the forests in the south.


In the 11th century, the Senu Fu Palace was built in the north Georgia town for the trade centers in Africa. In the 15th century, Portuguese, Dutch and French colonialists invaded in succession. It became an autonomous colony in 1895. In December 1958, it was pronounced a "French community" in the "autonomous republic." On August 7, 1960, it became independent, but still remained in the "French community".

Economic and Cultural Customs

The economy is dominated by agriculture, mainly potatoes, corn and rice. Its coffee export volume accounts for about one-third of the world's exports. There are palm oil, coconut, cotton, sugar cane, tropical fruits and other cash crops. Its timber production ranks first in Africa. On the south-eastern coast there is a dense growth of mangroves. It also has rich fishery resources, and its canned tuna exports are the highest in the world.

In the 11th century, the Côte d'Ivoire was densely covered by elephant herds. In the 15th century, European colonists came one after another. When the Portuguese colonial invasion started, they exchanged guns for precious ivory, and soon formed an ivory market on the coast, hence the country's name.
The country has many tribes that are good at woodcarving with rare ebony, rosewood and mahogany. They are not only works of art or souvenirs in the eyes of the people of the Côte d'Ivoire; they have also been given some kind of "spiritual" supernatural powers.

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Comoé National Park

Located in northeastern Côte d'Ivoire, this is West Africa's largest nature reserve. The park covers an area of 1.15 million hectares, with most of the region 200~300 m above sea level. The grassland and a rim area of Sudan between the transition zone are both dominated by the cypress thinning of trees, and there are dense dry forests and small pieces of the original rainforest. Unique to mammals, most African grasslands are found here. There are rare African elephants, North Water antelope, antelope and other species.

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