Country name: Ivory Coast
Sub-region: West Africa
Capital city: Economic: Abidjan Political and Administrative: Yamoussoukro
Located to the north of the Ivory Coast are Mali and Burkina Faso, Liberia and Guinea are to the west, in the east lies Ghana and to the south the Atlantic Ocean. The Ivory Coast is the the number one producer of cocoa in the world, making the Ivory Coast one of the most appealing destinations in the region. The richness of Ivorian tourism is unveiled culturally through its music, and numerous traditional festivals, which in fact help to maintain their cultural history, such as the celebration of the Abissa Festival in Grand Bassam. If you would like to bask in the sun, you’ll find everything you’re looking for on 550 km of Ivorian shores and 300 000 ha of lagoons that make up the Ivorian coast. For nature lovers there are 8 national parks, 6 wildlife reserves, pristine forests and The Man Mountains to enchant you. The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro is worth a visit because it is listed in the Guinness Book if World records since 1989 as the largest Christian edifice in the world.
Currency: Franc CFA
Official languages: French
Languages spoken: Over 60 traditional languages (Abron, Attie, Sénoufo, N’zima, Dioula, Bete etc….)
- Required: Yellow Fever
- Recommended: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, BCG, ROR, Whooping Cough, Haemophilus B, Hepatitis A and Typhoid Fever and a treatment against Malaria, before, during and after visiting.
Airlines flying to the destination: Air France, Royal Air Morocco, Corsair, Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Tunisair, Kenya Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Camair-Co
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