Ivory coast
 
 
National Constitution
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Population
24,294,750 Source
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Welcome to Ivory Coast

Flag Description

The flag is constructed of three equally size vertical stripes of orange, white, and green.
The orange color is on the hoist side of the flag. Large Flag of Ivory Coast
The colors are similar to the flag of Ireland except that the colors are reversed with green on the hoist side.
It is also similar to the Italian flag, which also has green on the hoist side of the flag.
The vertical positioning of the colors of the flag of Ivory Coast was the influence of the previous flag for the country the French tri-color of red, white, and blue. The orange color on the flag of Ivory Coast is supposed to represent the color of the land, which is rich and generous. It also represents the meaning of the countries fight for freedom, the blood of a young people fighting for emancipation. The white color is for peace, but also for peace with justice. The green color is for the hope of the country and their certainty for a better future.

Independence / Republic Days
Independence from France 7 August 1960

Capital
Yamoussoukro

Calling code
225

Currency
West African CFA franc (XOF)

Geographic Coordinates
6°51'N 5°18'W

Official languages
French

Location
Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia

Geographic coordinates
8 00 N, 5 00 W

Map references
Africa

Area
total: 322,463 sq km
country comparison to the world: 69
land: 318,003 sq km
water: 4,460 sq km

Area - comparative
slightly larger than New Mexico

Coastline
515 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Gulf of Guinea 0 m
highest point: Monts Nimba 1,752 m

Nationality
noun: Ivoirian(s)
adjective: Ivoirian

Languages
French (official), 60 native dialects of which Dioula is the most widely spoken

National symbol(s)
elephant

National anthem
name: "L'Abidjanaise" (Song of Abidjan)

National Anthem lyrics/music
Mathieu EKRA, Joachim BONY, and Pierre Marie COTY/Pierre Marie COTY and Pierre Michel PANGO
note: adopted 1960; although the nation's capital city moved from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro in 1983, the anthem still owes its name to the former capital

Budget
revenues: $5.7 billion
expenditures: $6.665 billion (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
20.2% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 163

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