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Côte d'Ivoire

[koht dee-vwar]
noun
  1. French name of Ivory Coast.
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Côte d'Ivoire

noun
  1. a republic in West Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea: Portuguese trading for ivory and slaves began in the 16th century; made a French protectorate in 1842 and became independent in 1960; major producer of coffee and cocoa. Official language: French. Religion: Muslim majority, with animist, atheist, and Roman Catholic minorities. Currency: franc. Capital: Yamoussoukro (administrative); Abidjan (legislative). Pop: 22 400 835 (2013 est). Area: 319 820 sq km (123 483 sq miles)Former name (until 1986): the Ivory Coast
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