S1 African Adventure Joanne,Nicole and Jack Mr .McGowan 1b1 1.2
<ul><li>Yamoussoukro </li></ul><ul><li>Abidjan </li></ul><ul><li>West African CFA franc </li></ul><ul><li>Cocoa Beans, Coffee and Palm Oil </li></ul><ul><li>It is Orange, White and Green </li></ul><ul><li>Islam, Christianity and Catholic </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul>Cote d'Ivoire
History T he Côte d'Ivoire lies too far west to have been significant in the 17th and 18th century development of the Guinea coast gold, and slave trade. Although a French protectorate was established over the coastal zone in 1842, the interior remained free from European control until the very end of the century. The central political figure of the Côte d'Ivoire in modern times is Felix Houphouet-Boigny, an early leader of the post-WWII nationalist cause. Houphouet-Boigny became the country's president upon its independence from France in 1960 and remained in that position until his death in December of 1993. Along the way, the Côte d'Ivoire became a model of the prosperity that seemed available through the continuation of close cooperation with former colonial powers. In the 1980s the country's economy began to suffer, and today the Ivory Coast is struggling to maintain economic and political vitality.
There are more than 60 ethnic groups, the key ones being the Baoulé in the centre, the Agri in the east, the Senufo in the north, the Dioula in the northwest and west, the Bété in the centre-west and the Dan-Yacouba in the west. Houphouët-Boigny promoted his own group, the Baoulé, who account for 23% of the population.. People
For years, the Ivory Coast was one of Africa’s most stable countries until war broke out between northern-based insurgents and southern-based government troops in 2002. Fighting was mostly concentrated in the rebel-held north, and thousands of civilians - including up to 90 per cent of doctors - fled the region Charity Projects
<ul><li>The Forests and Savannahs of the Ivory Coast are homes to a variey 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 Comoe 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. </li></ul>WildLife
Famous People <ul><li>Ben Affleck was born in the Ivory Coast, as well as Sandra Bullock, and French teacher Madam Owens at LSN high school as well as Kelsey Smith the famous erotic entertainer and. Another famous celebrity from this area is the first natural caveman discovered Mark Nakib. These are all very famous people from the Ivory Coast </li></ul>
<ul><li>Formerly a French colony which gained independence in 1960, the Cote d'Ivoire has experienced tremendous political turmoil since 1999. Rebel forces dominate the northern part of the country, and despite a fragile truce and government of national unity, there are still several thousand foreign troops in the country to help maintain this truce. The United Nations imposed an arms embargo in 2004. Despite this, the country is one of the most prosperous in the region with a well developed economic infrastructure. The religious makeup consists of 35 to 40% Muslim, 20% to 30% Christian and the remainder indigenous. The ethnic composition is 42% Akan, 18% Gur, 16% Northern Mandes, 10% Southern Mandes and 11% Krous. Akan African art is particularly well know for their pictographic symbols which translate into deeply embedded cultural values. The famous French painter Henri Matisse was particularly inspired by the clean lines of the Dan masks. The currency is the Comminute Financiere African franc, and the capital is Yamoussoukro, while Abidjan remains the commercial and administrative centre. The judicial system is based on French civil law as well as customary law. </li></ul>Intresting facts