10 Interesting Facts about Ivory Coast

The largest exporter of cocoa will be explained on Facts about Ivory Coast. Besides, the country is also produces pineapples, bananas, coffee, fish, palm oil, cotton, lumber, and petroleum. The country is also known as Cote d’Ivoire. Approximately, there are over 20 million citizens and Yamoussoukro is the capital city of Ivory Coast. Here are the other facts about Ivory Coast.

Facts about Ivory Coast 1: Abidjan

Abidjan is the largest city in Ivory Coast. It is also known as the Paris of West Africa. Approximately, there are 2 million population at there.

Facts about Ivory Coast 2: Ivory Coast Flag

There are three colors of Ivory Coast Flag, including orange, white, and green. Orange symbolizes the grasslands and the dynamic national growth. Whereas white stands for peace, unity, and purity. It also symbolizes the rivers of the country. Furthermore, green symbolizes the coastal forests and the hope for a bright future.

The flag of Ivory Coats
The flag of Ivory Coast

Facts about Ivory Coast 3: Language

The official language of Ivory coas is French, followed by Dioula, Dan, Cebaara Senufo, Baoule, and Anyin.

Facts about Ivory Coast 4: Local Cuisine

Kedjenou, attieke, and pan-fried frog’s legs are the popular local dishes of Ivory coast. Kedjenou is a kind of chicken with braised vegetables. Whereas Attieke is cassava which is eaten with meat or fish. For dessert, Ivory coast has fruit such as mandarins, passion fruit, pineapple, mangos, pomegranates, bananas, and coconuts. Besides, Aloko (fried banana served with onions and chillies) is a popular snack or street food, followed by fried fish, yam fries, and fufu.


Facts about Ivory Coast 5: Major Industries

Beverages, foodstuffs, textiles, wood products, electricity, building materials, oil refining, fertilizer, truck and bus assembly, ship contruction and repair are the major industries in Ivory Coast.

Facts about Ivory Coast 6: Les Elephants

Les Elephants or the elephants is the Ivory Coast national football team. The Africa Cup of Nations was won by them in 1995 and 2015.

Les Elephants
Les Elephants

Facts about Ivory Coast 7: Seasons

There are three season in the Ivory Coast. They are warm and dry, hot and dry, hot and wet. Warm and dry occured in November to March, hot and dry in March to May, whereas hot and wet in June to October.

Facts about Ivory Coast8: The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

The largest church building in the world is the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Ivory Coast’s capital Yamoussoukro. It is around 323,000 sq ft.

The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

Facts about Ivory Coast 9: Regions

Ivory Coast consists of nineteen regions. They are Agneby, Bafing, Bas-Sassandra, Haut-Sassandra, Denguele, Dix-Huit Montagnes, Fromager, Lacs, Lagunes, Marahoue, Moyen-Cavally, Moyen-Comoe, N’zi-Comoe, Savanes, Sud-Bandama, Sud-Comoe, Vallee du Bandama, and Worodougou. The are divided into 81 departments.

Facts about Ivory Coast 10: Three wildlife conservation areas

The Tai National Park, the Mount Nimba Nature Reserve, and the Comoe National Park are the three wildlife conservation areas.

The Comoe National Park
The Comoe National Park

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