The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire is a country on the Gulf of Guinea, in West Africa.
Côte d'Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, has an area of 124,504 square miles (322,463 square kilometers).
There are sandbars and lagoons on the coast.
Northern Côte d'Ivoire has plateaus covered in savanna.
The south has rainforest on low, undulating plains.
Côte d'Ivoire has a warm climate. There is more rain in the south than in the north.
The capital of Côte d'Ivoire is Yamoussoukro.
21,075,000 people live in Côte d'Ivoire.
42% are Akan, 18% are Voltaique, 17% are Mandé du Nord, 11% are Krou, and 10% are Mandé du Sud.
French is the official language. Other languages spoken include, Akan, Voltaique and Krou.
38% of the people are Muslim, 25% practice traditional beliefs, 25% are Roman Catholic and 6% are Protestant.
Most of the workforce is involved in agriculture.
The main exports are agricultural products.
Côte d'Ivoire is an important producer of coffee and cocoa.
Other exports include timber and coffee.
Côte d'Ivoire has a presidential system of government.
The official currency is the CFA franc, which equals 100 centimes.