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Capital:
Yamoussoukro
Government:
Unitary Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Alassane Ouattara
Economy:
  • Heavily dependent on agriculture and related activities which engage roughly 68% of the population.
  • World’s largest exporter of cocoa beans and a significant producer and exporter of coffee and palm oil.
Population:
27,481,086 (2020) (52nd)
Land Size:
332,462 sq km (124,503 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Akan: 42.1%
  • Voltaiques or Gur: 17.6%
  • Northern Mandes: 16.5%
  • Krous: 11.0%
  • Southern Mandes: 10.0%
  • Other: 2.8% (includes 130,000 Lebanese and 14,000 French) (1998)
Religions:
  • Islam: 38.6%
  • Christianity: 32.8%
  • Indigenous: 11.9%
  • None: 16.7%
  • Note: the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%)
Languages(s):
  • French (official)
  • Jula
  • Senoufo
  • Baule