map of  The Ivory Coast; source: WR COTE d'IVIORE
[Ivory Coast]

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Côte d'Ivoire
country code ISO: CI //; - FIPS: IV
location: West Africa
time zone: +0 UT
surface (land) area: 322462 sq.km = 124503 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 11° N / South: 4° N / East: 3° W / West: 8° W
borders (land): Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana
borders (coastline): Atlantic Ocean
climate: from south tropical humid to north subtropical
Government
independent since: 1960-08-07
type of government: republic
capital: Yamoussoukro
administrative division: région (10) [this division varies quite frequently]
Population
population according to the latest census (1988): 10815,694
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 15980,950; or: 16013,000 // - ; 2001: 15126,000
population density: 50 per sq.km = 128 per sq.mi
population growth: 3,2% //; - doubling time: 23 years
birth rate: 40 - 50 per 1000
death rate: 13 - 16 per 1000
fertility rate: 7 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 87 per 1000
life expectancy: 45 - 54 years (male: 44 - 53; female: 46 - 56)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 48% //; - 15-59 years: 48% //; - 60+ years: 4%
urbanisation: 47% //; - urbanisation growth: 8,5%
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 34%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Akan 30-42%; Volta 11,7-16%; Malinke 16%; Mane Nord 11,4%; Krou 10,5-15%; Mande Sud 7,7-11%
languages: French (official); Dioula and other native African dialects
religious affiliation: Muslim 39%; Roman Catholic 21%; traditional beliefs 17%; non religious 13%; Protestant 5%; other 5%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 72%
people per physician: 18000
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 70%
school enrolment: secondary education: 19%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 2%
adult literacy: 40% (male: 50%; female: 30%)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: CFA franc = 100 centimes
annual inflation rate: 3 - 8%
population below poverty line: 37%
Gross Domestic Product: USD 660 per capita
GNI USD 600 per capita //; - [ppp: 1500]
GDP growth: 0,4%
income: USD 690 per capita
import: USD 2447 per capita //; - export: USD 3105 per capita
trade: USD 443 per capita //; - or 76% of GDP
trade partners: GB US FR NL IT NI
human development index: 0,426 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 144
female labour force: 33%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,3 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 12% //; - grass land: 41% //; - wooded area: 23% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 65% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 38%
agricultural products: cocoa, coffee, timber, fruit, yams, cassava, plantains, sugarcane, paddy rice, palm kernels, rubber
livestock (million): cattle: 1,4 / goats: 1,1 / horses: / pigs: 0,3 / poultry: 31,1 / sheep: 1,4
fish catch: 67600 - 76000 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 8% //; - part of industry in GDP: 22%
industrial products: petroleum, timber, fish cannery, food processing, vehicles, textiles
mining products: natural oil, diamonds, gold, manganese
CO2 emission per capita: 0,9
services: labour force: 27% //; - part of services in GDP: 40%
energy use (kg per capita): 388
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita): 66
Traffic, communication
road network: 55000 km //; - of which paved: 10% //; - of which are motorways: 155 km
vehicles: 15 per 1000
railways: 651 km //; - railways passenger/km: 189
navigable inland waterways: 980 km
ownership telephone: 8 - 15 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 110 - 161 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 59 - 70 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 7 - 14 per 1000
persons per post office: 38900
personal computers: 6 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Monts Nimba 1752 m, Monts Toura 1278
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none, or unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): Lac de Kossou (former Bandama Blanc), Lac de Buyo (Ébrié), Lac d'Ayamé, Taabo
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: Cavally, Sassandra, Bandama, Nzi, Kornoé, Léraba
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: none
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
the data show some remarkable raptures due to the use of several sources

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