Country: Ivory Coast

Population: 18,013,409

Capital: Yamoussokro

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF)

Government Type: Republic; mediated by international bodies

Languages: French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken

Ethnic Breakdown: Akan 42.1%, Voltaiques or Gur 17.6%, Northern Mandes 16.5%, Krous 11%, Southern Mandes 10%, other 2.8% (includes 130,000 Lebanese and 14,000 French)

Religion: Muslim 35-40%, indigenous 25-40%, Christian 20-30%

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Phone Country Code: 225

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Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: December - March

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, e

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Misc Fact / Good to Know: In 1976, the Ivory Coast film Black and White in Color won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.