The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (French) or Ivory Coast (English)
Area: 322,462 square kilometres (124,503 sq mi),
Borders the countries Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana;
Population: 15,366,672 (1998) and was estimated to be 20,617,068 in 2009.
Côte d'Ivoire's first national census in 1975 counted 6.7 million inhabitants.
Calling code: 225
Capital Yamoussoukro (6°51′N 5°18′W)
Largest city: Abidjan
Official language(s) French
Independence- from France 7 August 1960