Location: Cote D'Ivoire in Western Africa is bordered by Mali and Burkina Faso in the north, Ghana in the east, the Gulf of Guinea in the south and Liberia and Guinea in the west.
History: The Republic of Ivory Coast, once an overseas territory of France, became independent on August 7, 1960. From 1986, the French version of the name became the only correct title. There are about 60 ethnic groups, the principal being the Baule, the Bete and the Senufo, General Robert Guei seized power in Dec. 1999. there was a coup attempt in 2002. A peace agreement was signed in 2003, but there was trouble again. A power-sharing plan was arrived at in March 2003, and ceasefire signed in May.
Agriculture & Economy: Agriculture, forestry and fishing employ 90 percent of the population. Cote D'Ivoire is world's largest cocoa producer, the third-most important coffee producer and the most important African producer of timber. Sugar cotton, bananas and pineapples are other important crops. Industrialization has developed rapidly since independence, particularly food processing, textiles and saw mills. Important minerals: Diamonds and manganese.
Mission in India:
M-13, Connaught Place
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel: +91 - 11 - 23415621
Indian Mission in Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Embassy of India
Villa No.105, rue L98, 7eme Tranche,
Cocody/II Plateaux-Angre, 06 B.P 318
Abidjan 06, Cote d'Ivoire
Tel: 00 - 225 - 22423769, 22427079
Fax: 00 - 225 - 22426649