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Côte d’ivoire

  1. 1. Côte D’Ivoire By Heath Martin
  2. 2. Geography
  3. 3. Every day life <ul><li>Referred to as Ivoirians </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 21,504,162 </li></ul><ul><li>Official language: French </li></ul><ul><li>More than 60 ethnic groups </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy: 57 </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy rate: 48.7% </li></ul>
  4. 4. Food <ul><li>Cassava and plantains are significant parts of Ivorian cuisine </li></ul><ul><li>Peanuts are widely used in many dishes </li></ul><ul><li>Chicken is commonly consumed, and has a unique flavor </li></ul><ul><li>Seafood includes tuna, sardines, shrimp and bonito </li></ul><ul><li>Slow-simmered stews with various ingredients are another common food </li></ul><ul><li>Ivorians have a particular kind of small, open-air restaurant called a maquis, they usually feature braised chicken and fish </li></ul>Alloco (fried banana)
  5. 5. Dress <ul><li>People wear both traditional and Western clothes </li></ul><ul><li>In cities and towns, most people wear Western clothing, pants or blue jeans and shirts </li></ul><ul><li>Many women still wear the traditional brightly colored dresses with matching head scarves </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional clothing is most common in the rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Men wear shorts or wrap short pieces of cloth around their bodies. Many men have long, beautiful robes for ceremonial occasions. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Art <ul><li>Masks are a prevalent art form </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary art is well developed </li></ul><ul><li>The Baule create art in several different media, including gold and brass casting wooden sculptures, and mask and figure carving </li></ul>
  7. 7. Government <ul><li>Cote D’Ivoire is a Presidential Republic. </li></ul><ul><li>Received its independence from France on August 7,1960. </li></ul><ul><li>Three branches of government: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial . </li></ul><ul><li>Current president: Alassane Ouattara. </li></ul><ul><li>Current prime minister: Guillaume Soro. </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol city: Yamoussoukro </li></ul>
  8. 8. Economy <ul><li>Largest economy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union </li></ul><ul><li>Worlds largest exporter of cocoa, and the fourth largest exporter of goods in sub-Saharan Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to greater competition and falling prices in the global marketplace for its primary agricultural crops: coffee and cocoa. </li></ul><ul><li>GDP (official exchange rate, 2010 est.): $22.82 billion. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Religion <ul><li>Muslims dominate the north, while Christians dominate the south </li></ul><ul><li>Christians and Muslims each make up 35 to 40% of the population </li></ul><ul><li>An estimated 25% of the population practice traditional religions </li></ul><ul><li>Cote D'Ivoire's capital, Yamoussoukro, is home to the largest church building in the world, the “Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Historical Events <ul><li>France made its initial contact with Cote D'Ivoire in 1637 </li></ul><ul><li>In the 18th century, the country was invaded from present-day Ghana by two related Akan groups--the Agni, who occupied the southeast, and the Baoule, who settled in the central section. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1843-44, Admiral Bouet-Williaumez signed treaties with the kings of the Grand Bassam and Assinie regions, placing their territories under a French protectorate </li></ul>
  11. 11. Historical events 2 <ul><li>Cote D'Ivoire officially became a French colony in 1893 </li></ul><ul><li>December 1958, Cote D'Ivoire became a republic within the French community </li></ul><ul><li>Cote d'Ivoire had political stability from its independence in 1960 until late 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Country's first coup on December 24, 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>On September 19, 2002, exiled military personnel and co-conspirators in Abidjan attacked government ministers and government and military/security facilities in Abidjan, Bouake, and Korhogo </li></ul><ul><li>The failed coup attempt quickly evolved into a rebellion, split the country in two, and escalated into the country's worst crisis since independence in 1960. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Historical events 3 <ul><li>In January 2003, the country's major political parties and the New Forces signed the French-brokered Linas-Marcoussis Accord </li></ul><ul><li>On July 4, 2003, the government and New Forces militaries signed an &quot;End of the War&quot; declaration that recognized President Gbagbo's authority </li></ul><ul><li>On September 13, 2003, President Gbagbo named politically neutral Defense and Security Ministers </li></ul><ul><li>January 2006, militias loyal to President Gbagbo mounted violent protests against statements by the UN Operation in Cote d'Ivoire </li></ul><ul><li>On February 12, 2010, President Gbagbo announced the dissolution of the government and the CEI, </li></ul><ul><li>After several years of delays, the first round of presidential elections was held on October 31, 2010 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wild life <ul><li>Elephants, red buffaloes, antelopes, wild hogs, leopards, and hyenas roam the southwest forest region </li></ul><ul><li>Hippos bath in the southern rivers </li></ul><ul><li>Monkeys range throughout the country </li></ul><ul><li>the lagoon region is inhabited by a great variety of birds: ducks, plovers, egrets, herons, terns, parrots, and taracos </li></ul><ul><li>The crocodile is found in streams </li></ul><ul><li>Common snakes like green mambas, vipers, cobras, and pythons </li></ul>
  14. 14. Indigenous groups <ul><li>Sixty indigenous ethnic groups </li></ul><ul><li>East Atlantic is primarily Akan </li></ul><ul><li>West Atlantic is primarily Kru </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly one-third of the indigenous population lives in the north </li></ul><ul><li>The Akan is the major cultural group of the Ivory Coast </li></ul><ul><li>The Baule people inhabit Central Côte d’Ivoire </li></ul>
  15. 15. My Investigation <ul><li>My investigation was looking into how Cote D’Ivoire got its name </li></ul><ul><li>Cote D'Ivoire is literally Ivory Coast </li></ul><ul><li>It is named for its trade in ivory </li></ul>
  16. 16. THE QUIZ <ul><li>The Official quiz of </li></ul><ul><li>Cote D’Ivoire! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Question One <ul><ul><li>What is the capital of Cote D’Ivoire? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A. Yamoussoukro </li></ul><ul><li>B. Korhogo </li></ul><ul><li>C. San Pedro </li></ul><ul><li>D. Seattle </li></ul>
  18. 18. Question One <ul><li>A - Yamoussoukro </li></ul>
  19. 19. Question Two <ul><li>What year did Cote D’Ivoire gain its independence? </li></ul><ul><li>A. July 4 th , 1776 </li></ul><ul><li>D. August 10 th , 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>C. August 7 th , 1960 </li></ul><ul><li>D. December 25 th 1250 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Question Two <ul><li>C - August 7 th , 1960 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Question Three <ul><li>Herds of elephants roam the________ region. </li></ul><ul><li>A. Northeastern wetland </li></ul><ul><li>B. Central rain forest </li></ul><ul><li>C. Eastern desert </li></ul><ul><li>B. Southwestern forest </li></ul>
  22. 22. Question Three <ul><li>D - Southwest forest </li></ul>
  23. 23. Question Four <ul><li>Who is the current President? </li></ul><ul><li>A. Alassane Ouattara </li></ul><ul><li>B. Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>C. Guillaume Soro </li></ul><ul><li>D. Gbagbo </li></ul>
  24. 24. Question Four <ul><li>A - Alassane Ouattara </li></ul>
  25. 25. Question Five <ul><li>What year did France make its initial contact with Cote D’Ivoire </li></ul><ul><li>A. 1862 </li></ul><ul><li>B. 1637 </li></ul><ul><li>C. 1763 </li></ul><ul><li>D. 1905 </li></ul>
  26. 26. Question Five <ul><li>B - 1637 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Question Six <ul><li>The largest church building in the world is in what city? </li></ul><ul><li>A. Yamoussoukro </li></ul><ul><li>B. Toledo </li></ul><ul><li>C. San Pedro </li></ul><ul><li>D. Man </li></ul>
  28. 28. Question Six <ul><li>A - Yamoussoukro </li></ul>
  29. 29. Question Seven <ul><li>What is Cote D’Ivoire’s official language? </li></ul><ul><li>A. English </li></ul><ul><li>B. Portuguese </li></ul><ul><li>C. French </li></ul><ul><li>D. German </li></ul>
  30. 30. Question Seven <ul><li>C - French </li></ul>
  31. 31. Question Eight <ul><li>What is the average life expectancy? </li></ul><ul><li>A. 57 </li></ul><ul><li>B. 60 </li></ul><ul><li>C. 40 </li></ul><ul><li>D. 56 </li></ul>
  32. 32. Question Eight <ul><li>A - 57 </li></ul>
  33. 33. Question Nine <ul><li>Peanuts are commonly used in dishes? </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  34. 34. Question Nine <ul><li>True </li></ul>
  35. 35. Question Ten <ul><li>Cote D’Ivoire is the worlds largest exporter of Coffee? </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
  36. 36. Question Ten <ul><li>False </li></ul>
  37. 37. Resources <ul><li>U.S. Department of State </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/index.html?genre=African&page=0 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.everyculture.com/Ivoirians.html </li></ul>
  38. 38. The End