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Ivory Coast - Africa Geography


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This is a presentation I did for Geography on Ivory Coast as It was an assignment. Enjoy!

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Ivory Coast - Africa Geography

  1. 1. What about Ivory Coast? • Ivory Coast or Cote d’Ivoire is a country in West Africa. • The official language of Ivory Coast is French but a minority speak Malagasy. • It has 2 official capitals which hardly any countries have. • Yamoussoukro is the political and managerial capital of Ivory Coast while Abidjan is the economic capital. • Yamoussoukro has a population of 155, 803 it has the 4th largest population in the country. • Abidjan is the largest city in the country, it cover 981 square miles. • It is also the 3rd largest French speaking population in the World. • It also has the most amount of children in the world. • It is mainly known for their growth of cocoa beans.
  2. 2. What else? • According to the 2009 census, there is an estimated population of 20,617, 068 people living in Ivory Coast. • The West African CFA franc is Ivory Coast’s currency. • The flag consists of the colours orange, white and green all striped in a portrait fashion. • Ivory Coast’s official religion is Islam with Sunni Muslims being the majority. Christianity is the second largest religion in the country. • Ivory Coast’s independence day was on August 7th 1960 when they were free from France. • From Ivory Coast, they import ‘blood diamonds’ to other countries . • Ivory Coast also has its own national football team called ‘Les Elephants’.
  3. 3. Cote D’Ivoire is located in the West of Africa. It is surrounded by Liberia, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Guinea. South of Ivory Coast is the Atlantic Ocean (South). It’s coastline is 515 km. Where is it?
  4. 4. Ivory Coast’s Physical Features • Ivory Coast, despite its size, is very unique. It is 322, 463 square km. • The east of Ivory Coast is flat and sandy, whereas the west is rocky and filled with mountains. • Beyond the coast is a rainforest area that is 95 to 185 miles wide. Mount Nimba is Ivory Coast’s highest mountain reaching 5, 749 feet. • It is 1,300 feet above sea level and it’s surrounded by Liberia, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Guinea. • The largest lake is Kossu Lake.
  5. 5. What’s it like there? • Dear Diary, • I thought my trip to Ivory Coast was great. The weather is generally warm and dry from November to March, from March to May it’s hot and dry and from June to October it is hot and wet. I decided to go in January because most tourists go around that time of year. There are many children they know fluent French way better than me! This is because the French had invaded here a few hundred years ago. The weather was hot most of the time so I got to go out to places and many of the people play football as they have their own football team called ‘Les Elephants’ which they are very proud of. The people are nice and gentle and the beaches are spectacular.
  6. 6. What about the climate? • The climate affects the growth of cocoa plants in a good way since cocoa need to grow in a place of high temperature and since Ivory Coast is a place which consists of a high temperature, people can sell the cocoa quickly and efficiently for money. • Along the coast it is tropical and semi arid in far north. In the three season it’s :warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October).