About Cote d'Ivoire
Fact sheet

Progress on several major infrastructure projects helped sustain Côte d’Ivoire’s sixth consecutive year of solid economic growth

Cote d’Ivoire Year review 2016

Official name

Republic of Cote d’Ivoire




Armorial bearings 

The Coat of Arms of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire are composed of the Elephant, two palms and a rising sun.

National Anthem

The national anthem, Abidjanaise, exalts the greatness of the Ivory Coast, land of hope, country hospitality, peace and dignity through the valor of our freedom fighters

Hi O Land of Hope
Country of hospitality.
Your legions filled with Valor
Have raised you up in dignity.
Your sons, dear Côte d’Ivoire,
Proud artisans of your greatness,
All assembled for your glory
Will build you in happiness.
Proud Ivoirians, the country calls us.
If we have, in peace, brought back freedom,
Our duty will be to be a model
O the Hope promised to humanity,
In forging, United, in the newfound faith,
The homeland of true Brotherhood.

Political regime

Multiparty presidential republic and kind. First Constitution of 16 October 1960 revised seven times. New Constitution of July 23, 2000

Head of state 

Alassane Ouattara, since May 21, 2011

Vice President of State

Daniel Kablan Duncan, since 2017

Head of gouvernment

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, since 2017

Capital city

Yamoussoukro (since march 21, 1983)

National day

August 7, the anniversary of independence


322 462 km2