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Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)



Basic Information:

Official Name: Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
Population: 23,202,000
Area: 322,460 km2
Capital City: Yamoussoukro
Major Religion: Indigenous Beliefs, Islam, Christianity
Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF)
Exchange Rate: N/A
Time Zone: GMT
Current time: 06:49pm
Phone Country Dialing Code: 225
Region: Africa
Language: French
Useful Travel Phrases in: French

Climate (Yamoussoukro):

Practical Travel Information:

Official Tourism Website: www.tourisme.ci
Electricity: 220V
Electrical Socket:
Travel Cost: $$ ($ = cheap, $$$$$ = expensive)
Main Attractions:
  • Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve - The UNESCO World Heritage Site covers significant portions of the Nimba Range, a geographically unique area with unusually rich flora and fauna, including exceptional numbers of single-site endemic species, such as viviparous toads, and horseshoe bats.
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Peace - It is the world's largest church. It was commissioned by Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the first president of the Ivory Coast.

Health Advisory:
  • Yellow Fever (Vaccination certificate may be required if coming from infected area)