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Cote d'Ivoire Geography 2017
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Cote d'Ivoire Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

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
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 318,003 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 4,460 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 69

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than New Mexico

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

Coastline:
515 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm

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)

Terrain:
mostly flat to undulating plains; mountains in northwest

Elevation:
mean elevation: 250 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
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%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 32.7%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 2.5% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
730 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

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


NOTE: The information regarding Cote d'Ivoire on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cote d'Ivoire Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cote d'Ivoire Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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