Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Basic Information:Official Name: Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
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
Useful Travel Phrases in: French
Practical Travel Information:Official Tourism Website: www.tourisme.ci
Travel Cost: $$ ($ = cheap, $$$$$ = expensive)
- 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.
- Yellow Fever (Vaccination certificate may be required if coming from infected area)