November 25, 2010

Ivory Coast Cote d'Ivoire

The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire or Ivory Coast, is a country in West Africa. It has an area of 322,462 km.

Compared to neighboring Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire suffered little from the slave trade, as European slaving and merchant ships preferred other areas along the coast, with better harbors. The earliest recorded French voyage to West Africa took place in 1483.

The official capital of Côte d'Ivoire is Yamoussoukro (295,500), the fourth most populous city. Abidjan, with a population of 3,310,500, is the largest city and serves as the commercial and banking center of Côte d'Ivoire as well as the de facto capital. It is also the most populous city in French-speaking Western Africa.

Abidjan 3,310,500 - Bouaké 775,300 - Yamoussoukro 295,500 - Korhogo 163,400 - San Pédro 151,600 - Divo 134,200

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