Cote D’ivoire, or the Ivory Coast, is a small country located between Ghana and Liberia in Western Africa and borders the North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Guinea. it has mostly flat terrains and mountains in the northwest. The capital of the Ivory Coast is Yamoussoukro, which is located off of the Bandama river. The Ivory Coasts natural resources include diamonds, gold, copper, cocoa beans, hydro-power, and petroleum, and its flag has three sections colored yellow, white, and green.
The Ivory Coast is currently a Republic. It has been independent from France since 1960, however it’s legal systems are still based on French political systems. The Ivory Coast has three branches of government; the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches. Its constitution is still being edited and reformed.
Cote D’ivoire has a fragile economic situation due to price fluctuations in exported products and weather changes. It is one of the wealthier countries in Western Africa but is still impoverished. The most important resource for the economy is the land used for agricultural purposes. Most of the population relies on agriculture to support themselves. The Ivory Coast is the worlds largest exporter of cocoa beans but also exports products such as coffee and palm oil.
The population of the Ivory Coast is 59% Muslim, 20% Catholic; various religions make up the rest. French is the official language in Cote D’ivoire but Arabic and Dioula(African) are also widely spoken. Most schools are government run but some are run by religious organizations. Students generally attend school from ages six to eleven. In the Ivory Coast, art is part of daily life, it is often related to religion. types of art include clothing, figurines, jewelry, and masks. Music and dance are part of traditional practices. Most Ivorians like soccer and cheer their mens’ soccer team during the African National Cup. Most children enjoy volleyball, basketball and tennis. New Years Day, Labor Day,...