The Religions are 12% Christia,25% Muslim and 63% Traditional Beliefs.
Also it used to be owned by France.
France made its initial contact with Ivory Coast in 1637, when the people that spread religain landed at Assinie near the Gold Coast (now Ghana) border. Early contacts were limited to a few people that spread religain because of the hard and uneven coastline and the people that arrived there and there fear of the people that already lived there.
The population of Ivory Coast has more than 60 ethnic groups which are divided into 7 principal groups.
Over 60% of the people speak French as the Ivory Coast used to be owned by France.
In Ivory Coast, about 7% of the adult population is affected by HIV/AIDS and about one-third of all orphans - 310,000 - have become orphans as a result of HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS affects children's lives in many ways: it makes them vulnerable to malnutrition which in turn causes them to miss school and so they are forced to work in order to survive. The fact that such a large number of children who are infected in growth; orphans who are infected in turn become HIV positive parents. Charity: SOS Children’s Villages the worlds largest orphan charity,
The Forests and Savannahs of the Ivory Coast are homes to a variety of animal life. Herds of elephants roam the southwest forest region, along with the red buffalo, antelope, wild hog, leopards, hyenas, and many small animals. Hippos bath in the southern rivers, while monkeys range throughout the country, especially in the dense forests. Stretching over one million hectares in the northwest wooded savannah, the Cameo National Park hosts elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, lions, and leopards. Offering many different ecological niches, the lagoon region is inhabited by a great variety of birds, like ducks, plovers, egrets, herons, terns, parrots, and taracos. The crocodile (known as the king of the Ivorian reptiles) is commonly found in streams, in addition to some common snakes like green mambas, vipers, cobras, and pythons .
Most of the Ivory Coast is flat with some plains and mountains in the North-West. The terrain of Ivory Coast rises gradually from the Gulf of Guinea northward in four east-west zones: the littoral strip, rain forest, savanna, and tableland. The littoral strip, reaching as far as 50 km (30 mi) inland, is characterized by lagoons separated from the ocean by long sandbars. North of these lagoons, a cross-country rain forest belt some 300 km (185 mi) wide gives way to wooded savanna. Tablelands in the northernmost areas approach elevations of about 400 m (1,300 ft), with occasional peaks rising more than 900 m (2,950 ft). The highest altitudes are found near the Guinean-Liberian border, including Mount Nimba, the highest point in Ivory Coast, which rises to 1,752 m (5,747 ft). The country's four main rivers are the Komoe, Bandama, Sassandra, and Cavally.
Didier Drogba came from Ivory coast and is now a football player for Chelsea
The Ivory Coast lies in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean between Ghana and Liberia. The total population is 17,6 million, these people are known as Ivorians.
Main Products of Ivory Coast are bananas, Cassava, cobalt, cocoa, coffee, cotton, crude oil, diamonds, pineapples, rubber, sugar, timber, uranium and yams