The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (also known as Ivory Coast) is located in West Africa and shares a border with Guinea, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Mali and Ghana. It is the world’s largest exporter of cocoa beans and despite recent incidents with terrorism, the slump in the cocoa markets and public sector worker’s strikes it has achieved robust economic growth and poverty reduction.
President: Alassane Ouattra
Population: 24 million
Religion: Islam, Christianity
Languages: French, indigenous languages