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Learn more about Cote d'Ivoire.
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire
Population: 17,327,724 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Yamoussoukro
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An Introduction to Cote d'Ivoire
Close ties to France since independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the tropical African states, but did not protect it from political turmoil. On 25 December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government led by President Henri Konan BEDIE. Junta leader Robert GUEI held elections in late 2000, but excluded prominent opposition leader Alassane OUATTARA, blatantly rigged the polling results, and declared himself winner. Popular protest forced GUEI to step aside and brought runner-up Laurent GBAGBO into power. GBAGBO spent his first two years in office trying to consolidate power to strengthen his weak mandate, but he was unable to appease his opponents, who launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002. Rebel forces claimed the northern half of the country and in January 2003 were granted ministerial positions in a unity government under the auspices of the Linas-Marcoussis Peace Accord. President GBAGBO and rebel forces resumed implementation of the peace accord in December 2003 after a three-month stalemate, but ethnically-charged issues that sparked the civil war, such as land reform and grounds for nationality remain unresolved.

The central government has yet to exert control over the northern regions and tensions remain high between GBAGBO and rebel leaders. Several thousand French and West African troops remain in Cote d'Ivoire to maintain peace and facilitate the disarmament, demobilization, and rehabilitation process.

Cote d'Ivoire map

Map of Cote d'Ivoire ( Location ) : 8 00 N, 5 00 W, Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Cote d'Ivoire, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Ivorian Flag
Three equal vertical bands of orange (hoist side), white, and green; similar to the flag of Ireland, which is longer and has the colors reversed - green (hoist side), white, and orange; also similar to the flag of Italy, which is green (hoist side), white, and red; design was based on the flag of France.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Cote d'Ivoire.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 2.11%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 40.27 yrs - Male
    • 44.76 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 328,000 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 900,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 2,260,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .ci

Did you know ... People from Cote d'Ivoire are called Ivorians
 

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