Republic of Cote D' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Capital city: Yamoussoukro (international airport)
Area: 322462 square km
National day: 7 December (proclamation of self-governing republic, 1958)
Independence: 7 August 1960. Former French colony, Also known as Ivory Coast.
Population: 15,7 million as of 2000
Leader: Gen Robert Guei, President as from the year 1999.
Language: French (official), Anyi, Baule, Bete, Manding, Senufo.
Currency: CFA francs