Outline of Côte d'Ivoire


Outline of Côte d'Ivoire
The location of Côte d'Ivoire
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, commonly called Ivory Coast, is a sovereign country located in West Africa.[1] The government officially discourages the use of the name Ivory Coast in English, preferring the French name Côte d'Ivoire to be used in all languages.[2] It borders Liberia and Guinea to the west, Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

The country's early history is virtually unknown, although a Neolithic culture is thought to have existed. In the 19th century it was invaded by two Akan groups. In 1843–1844, a treaty made it a protectorate of France and in 1893 Côte d'Ivoire became a French colony. The country became independent in 1960. Until 1993 it was led by Félix Houphouët-Boigny and was closely associated economically and politically with its West African neighbours, for example forming the Council of the Entente. At the same time the country maintained close ties to the West, which helped its economic development and political stability. Since the end of Houphouët-Boigny's rule, this stability has been destroyed by two coups (1999 and 2001) and a civil war since 2002, which has hampered its economic development.[3]

Côte d'Ivoire is a republic with a strong executive power personified in the President. Its de jure capital is Yamoussoukro and the official language is French. The country is divided into 19 regions and 58 departments. Côte d'Ivoire's economy is largely market-based and relies heavily on agriculture, with smallholder cash crop production being dominant.[1]

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Côte d'Ivoire:

General reference

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  • Pronunciation: /ˌkoʊt diːˈvwɑr/
  • Common English country name: Côte d'Ivoire or Ivory Coast
  • Official English country name: The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Common endonym(s):
  • Official endonym(s):
  • Adjectival(s): Ivorian
  • Demonym(s):
  • Etymology: Name of Côte d'Ivoire
  • International rankings of Côte d'Ivoire
  • ISO country codes: CI, CIV, 384
  • ISO region codes: See ISO 3166-2:CI
  • Internet country code top-level domain: .ci

Geography of Côte d'Ivoire

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Location

 Liberia 716 km
 Ghana 668 km
 Guinea 610 km
 Burkina Faso 584 km
 Mali 532 km
  • Coastline: 515 km

Environment of Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Climate of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Environmental issues in Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ecoregions in Côte d'Ivoire
  • Renewable energy in Côte d'Ivoire
  • Geology of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Protected areas of Côte d'Ivoire
    • Biosphere reserves in Côte d'Ivoire
    • National parks of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Wildlife of Côte d'Ivoire

Natural geographic features of Côte d'Ivoire

  • Glaciers in Côte d'Ivoire: none[4]
  • Islands of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Lakes of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Mountains of Côte d'Ivoire
    • Volcanoes in Côte d'Ivoire
  • Rivers of Côte d'Ivoire
    • Waterfalls of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Valleys of Côte d'Ivoire
  • World Heritage Sites in Côte d'Ivoire

Regions of Côte d'Ivoire

Ecoregions of Côte d'Ivoire

Main article: Ecoregions in Côte d'Ivoire

Administrative divisions of Côte d'Ivoire

Main article: Administrative divisions of Côte d'Ivoire
Provinces of Côte d'Ivoire
Departments of Côte d'Ivoire
Municipalities of Côte d'Ivoire

Demography of Côte d'Ivoire

Main article: Demographics of Côte d'Ivoire

Government and politics of Côte d'Ivoire

Main article: Government of Côte d'Ivoire and Politics of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Political scandals of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Taxation in Côte d'Ivoire

Branches of the government of Côte d'Ivoire

Executive branch of the government of Côte d'Ivoire

Legislative branch of the government of Côte d'Ivoire

  • Parliament of Côte d'Ivoire (bicameral)

Judicial branch of the government of Côte d'Ivoire

  • Supreme Court of Côte d'Ivoire

Foreign relations of Côte d'Ivoire

International organization membership

The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Côte d'Ivoire

Main article: Law of Côte d'Ivoire

Military of Côte d'Ivoire

Main article: Military of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Command
  • Forces
    • Army of Côte d'Ivoire
    • Navy of Côte d'Ivoire
    • Air Force of Côte d'Ivoire
    • Special forces of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Military history of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Military ranks of Côte d'Ivoire

Local government in Côte d'Ivoire

History of Côte d'Ivoire

Main article: History of Côte d'Ivoire, Timeline of the history of Côte d'Ivoire, and Current events of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Economic history of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Military history of Côte d'Ivoire

Culture of Côte d'Ivoire

Main article: Culture of Côte d'Ivoire

Art in Côte d'Ivoire

  • Art in Côte d'Ivoire
  • Cinema of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Literature of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Music of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Television in Côte d'Ivoire
  • Theatre in Côte d'Ivoire

Sports in Côte d'Ivoire

Main article: Sports in Côte d'Ivoire

Economy and infrastructure of Côte d'Ivoire

Main article: Economy of Côte d'Ivoire

Education in Côte d'Ivoire

Main article: Education in Côte d'Ivoire

Health in Côte d'Ivoire

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Côte d'Ivoire". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 3 July 2009. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/iv.html. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  2. ^ See #Name above.
  3. ^ Background Note: Cote d'Ivoire in state.gov. Accessed 1 January 2007.
  4. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

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