Where is Ivory Coast?

Located in Western Africa, Ivory Coast has a 3,458.00 km border with Burkina Faso (545 km), Ghana (720 km), Guinea (816 km), Liberia (778 km) and Mali (599 km). It has a 515.00 km coastline. There is a dispute concerning the maritime border between Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.

Ivory Coast is an African country covering 322,463.00 km2 of which 1.38% is water and 318,003.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 68th largest country in the world and slightly larger than New Mexico. Its geographic coordinates are 8 00 N, 5 00 W and Yamoussoukro is the capital city.

The name Cote d'Ivoire refers to the history of ivory trade in the region.

Its ISO code is CI.


Ivory Coast has a mean elevation of 250 m above sea level.

It has a tropical climate along the coast, and a semiarid climate in the north of the country. Its terrain is mostly flat with some mountains in the northwest.


Ivory Coast has a population of 23,740,424 making it the 54th largest in the world.

French is the official language. The major ethnic groups are Akan, Voltaique or Gur, and Northern Mande. The majority of the population is Muslim, with big Protestant and Catholic minorities.

The dialing code for the country is 225.


Ivory Coast is an independent country. It gained independent from France in 1960. Its constitution was last ratified in 2016.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Ivory Coast's GDP is $87,120,000,000.00 (USD) with $3,600.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 87th largest economy and its citizens the 174th richest in the world. The currency of Ivory Coast is the Franc (XOF).

Its major export partners are the United States, the Netherlands, France, and Germany. Its main exports are cocoa, coffee, timber, petroleum, cotton, bananas, and pineapples. Its major import partners are Nigeria, China, France, and the Bahamas. Its major imports include fuel, capital equipment, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on January 17th, 2018