Cote d'Ivoire Map - Political
Cote d'Ivoire Map - Political

The political Map of Cote d’Ivoire shows the international and provincial boundaries and national capital.

Geography of Cote d’Ivoire

The country Côte d’Ivoire is situated on the coastline of Western Africa. While the real capital of the country is Abidjan; its directorial capital is Yamoussoukro since 1983. The nation is bordered by Burkina Faso and Mali towards the North; Ghana towards the East; the Gulf of Guinea towards the south; Liberia towards the southwest and Guinea towards the northwest. The total land area of the nation is 322,463 Sqkm and around 4,500 SqKm has been set aside to reconstruct Komoé National Park designated as the World Heritage spot by UNESCO in 1983.

Demography of Cote d’Ivoire

The current population of the country is 26,436,488 with a life expectancy of 58.75 years for both sexes. Around 78 types of languages are spoken in Cote d’Ivoire and over 60 ethnic groups exist in the nation. Notably, wide-ranging intermarriage and internal immigration hugely minimized group distinctiveness having specific cultural traditions in a particular locality.

Culture of Cote d’Ivoire

Islam is observed by the 2/5th population, followed by Christianity, mainly Evangelical or Roman Catholic. French is the official language here; however, the Niger-Congo people in the South speak Kwa; Mande is spoken in the northwest and Gur in the Northeast. Muslim traders speak the trade language called Dyula-Taboussi throughout the nation.

Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for over half the population here. Cocoa beans are the primary crop for trading; in fact, the country is the largest producer of cocoa beans, worldwide. Natural gas and petroleum reserves offshore are been utilized since 1995 and play a significant role in export wealth for the nation.

People here are usually polite and relaxed in nature; they greet each other and are concerned about their peers’ health and social status. Arts are self-financing though; the government supports and encourages Indigenous artists including writers, dancers, writers, museums, and different forms of art such as wood sculpture; weaving; mask pottery and jewelry making; carving, and painting. Storytelling is quite popular here because of high illiteracy.

Social welfare

Cote d’Ivoire is mainly characterized by a high population, increased urban crime, increased poverty, and a high frequency of AIDS. Identifying these chronic problems, in 1990, the administration announced its obligation to implement change programs and social welfare, primarily in the fields of health, women & family, education, economic growth, and poverty mitigation.

Places to visit in Cote d’Ivoire

Abidjan

Being the national capital city, Abidjan is a busy place with around 4million habitats; you can loiter on busy roads exploring some of the beauties including St. Paul’s Cathedral, National Museum, local markets, and more as well as eat regional cassava dishes along the streets.

Man

If you love exploring the jungles, this is the place for you. Accompanied by the roaring Waterfalls and colorful butterflies, Man should be one of the places to visit, if you ever visit Cote d’Ivoire.

Tai National Park

Spread in a stretch of massive 3,000 SqKm land, Tai is untamed land, engraved with huge river valleys and outfitted in soggy woods, jagged with mountains and bordered by savannah.

The best time to visit Cote d’Ivoire is between November to March when the climate is warm and dry.