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Cote d'Ivoire Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Cote d'Ivoire Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia

Geographic coordinates:
8 00 N, 5 00 W

Map references:
Africa

Area:
total: 322,463 sq km
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land: 318,003 sq km
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water: 4,460 sq km
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country comparison to the world: 70

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than New Mexico

Land boundaries:
total: 3,458 km
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border countries (5): Burkina Faso 545 km, Ghana 720 km, Guinea 816 km, Liberia 778 km, Mali 599 km

Coastline:
515 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
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continental shelf: 200 nm
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Climate:
tropical along coast, semiarid in far north; three seasons - warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October)
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Terrain:
mostly flat to undulating plains; mountains in northwest

Elevation:
mean elevation: 250 m
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elevation extremes: lowest point: Gulf of Guinea 0 m highest point: Monts Nimba 1,752 m

Natural resources:
petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum, silica sand, clay, cocoa beans, coffee, palm oil, hydropower

Land use:
agricultural land: 64.8% arable land 9.1%; permanent crops 14.2%; permanent pasture 41.5%
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forest: 32.7%
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other: 2.5% (2011 est.)
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Irrigated land:
730 sq km (2012)
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Population - distribution:
the population is primarily located in the forested south, with the highest concentration of people residing in and around the cities on the Atlantic coast; most of the northern savanna remains sparsely populated with higher concentrations located along transportation corridors

Natural hazards:
coast has heavy surf and no natural harbors; during the rainy season torrential flooding is possible

Environment - current issues:
deforestation (most of the country's forests - once the largest in West Africa - have been heavily logged); water pollution from sewage and industrial and agricultural effluents

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
most of the inhabitants live along the sandy coastal region; apart from the capital area, the forested interior is sparsely populated


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