Description flag of Cote d'Ivoire
three equal vertical bands of orange (hoist side), white and green
similar to the flag of Ireland, which is longer and has the colors reversed - green (hoist side), white and orange; also similar to the flag of Italy, which is green (hoist side), white and red; design was based on the flag of France
Official country name
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
Republique de Cote d'Ivoire (long)
Cote d'Ivoire (short)
Ivoirian(s) (noun) Cote d'Ivoire (adjective)
French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken
republic; multiparty presidential regime established 1960
20,179,602 ranked 57, (data 2008)
most of the inhabitants live along the sandy coastal region; apart from the capital area, the forested interior is sparsely populated. The lowest point is Gulf of Guinea 0 m.
3,110km, Burkina Faso 584 km, Ghana 668 km, Guinea 610 km, Liberia 716 km, Mali 532 km.
19 regions; Agneby, Bafing, Bas-Sassandra, Denguele, Dix-Huit Montagnes, Fromager, Haut-Sassandra, Lacs, Lagunes, Marahoue, Moyen-Cavally, Moyen-Comoe, N'zi-Comoe, Savanes, Sud-Bandama, Sud-Comoe, Vallee du Bandama, Worodougou, Zanzan
7 August 1960 (from France)