• Côte d’Ivoire

    Côte d'Ivoire

    Agriculture and related activities dominate the Côte d’Ivoire economy. The country is the world’s largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans, and a significant producer and exporter of coffee and palm oil. There have been at least two offshore oil finds and gold is also mined. Côte d’Ivoire has recently seen a boom in foreign investment and economic growth. 

    Name Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

    Capital Yamoussoukro

    Frequency of elections Every five years

    Name of parliament National Assembly of Côte d’Ivoire

    Parliament website www.assnat.ci

    Languages French, Dioula, indigenous dialects

    Area 322 463 km2

    Population 22 848 945 (July 2014 est)

    Imports Fuel, capital equipment, foodstuffs

    Exports Cocoa, coffee, timber, petroleum, cotton, bananas, pineapples, palm oil, fish

    Currency Communauté Financière Africaine franc

    Source: CIA World Factbook
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