Côte d’Ivoire

République de la Côte d’Ivoire (Republic of Côte d’Ivoire)
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  • Capital: Yamoussoukro

  • Seat of government: Abidjan

  • Population estimate, 2015: 22.70 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 3,171

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.462/172

  • Internet domain extension: .ci

Civil Aviation

There is an international airport at Abidjan (Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport), which in 2012 handled 961,643 passengers (842,927 on international flights) and 16,755 tonnes of freight. The national carrier is Air Côte d’Ivoire, which in 2015 operated domestic services and flew to 19 other African countries.


A tropical climate, affected by distance from the sea. In coastal areas, there are wet seasons from May to July and in Oct. and Nov., but in central areas the periods are March to May and July to Nov. In the north, there is one wet season from June to Oct. Abidjan, Jan. 81 °F (27.2 °C), July 75 °F (23.9 °C). Annual rainfall 84″ (2,100 mm). Bouaké, Jan. 81 °F (27.2 °C), July 77 °F (25 °C). Annual rainfall 48″ (1,200 mm).

Constitution and Government

The 1960 constitution...

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