(CÔTE D’IVOIRE)

(WIPO code: CI) (latest review September 2021)

by CABINET ISIS CONSEILS, Mandataire OAPI, Yaoundé, Cameroon

General Information

Area

322,462 sq. km.

Population

28,088,455 (estimated July 2021).

Capital

Yamoussoukro (official); (Abidjan is the main center).

Official language

French.

Currency

C.F.A. franc.

Main agricultural and natural products

Coffee, cocoa, manioc, pineapples, yams, bananas, sugar cane, forestry.

Main Mineral Products

Petroleum, diamond, nickel.

Main exports

Cocoa, coffee, yams, pineapples, timber, petroleum.

Tourist Industry

Natural reserves.

GNI

(per capita): U.S.$ 2,280 (estimated 2020).

General Remarks

A former French colony, part of French West Africa, Ivory Coast obtained its internal administrative autonomy and became a member of the French Community in 1958 and later obtained its full independence on August 7, 1960.

Manganese and diamonds are mined on a small scale. Mainly agricultural, electric power, lumbering and industrialization (preserved food, oil, soaps) are being promoted.

The officially named “Côte d’Ivoire” is a liberal republic.