COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD : IVORY COAST

Countries of the World Ivory Coast

Travel Information Ivory Coast


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World Map Ivory Coast

General Information

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  • CAPITAL Yamoussoukro; Abidjan remains administrative centre (moved from Grand-Bassam in 1893 then Bingerville in 1933)
  • GOVERNMENT republic; multiparty presidential regime
  • CURRENCY CFA franc (XOF)
  • POPULATION 17,654,843 (July 2006 est.)
  • TOTAL AREA 322,460 km²
  • LANGUAGES French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken
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Most popular cities in Ivory Coast

  • Abidjan – Remains the administrative center and other countries maintain their embassies there.
  • Korhogo – Rebel head quarters; otherwise idyllic, bursts with commerce during Feb – May because of flowing cotton and cashew trade.
  • Aboisso – Important mile stone on the route connecting Abidjan and Ghana trade route
  • Bouaké – the second largest city
  • Dabou
  • San Pedro – the second port city
  • Yamoussoukro – Although it has been the official capital since 1983, it is not the administrative centre.
  • Grand-Bassam – A coastal town full of colonial charm, often a retreat for local Ivorians seeking to escape the city life of Abidjan on the weekends.
  • Man – A town in the central west surrounded by hills and a great place for hiking up Mount Tonkoui.

Sockets & Plugs

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Money

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Currency

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ATM’S

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Communication

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Internet

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Mobile phone

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Mobile phones

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Roaming

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Dial code

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Crime

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High crime rate

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Pickpocketing/theft

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Transport

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Road rules

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Speed limits

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Driving license

IDP is required

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.

Rent a car

In order to rent a car:

  • you must be over 25
  • must hold a full license for at least a 1 year
  • almost always have a credit card (Visa & MasterCard are the best)

Alcohol, drugs & prostitution

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Alcohol

Legal

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Prostitution

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Drugs

Cannabis is illegal & criminalized

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Other

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Emergency numbers

  • Police 112
  • Ambulance 112
  • Fire department 112

Vaccinations

Vaccinations listed are recommended

The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

  • Typhoid fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Yellow Fever

These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.

  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B

 

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