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Côte d'Ivoire (French kot divwar) 



  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

Example Sentences Including 'Côte d'Ivoire'

I did one of these out in the bush in the Côte d'Ivoire and nearly found myself as dead as the guy I was supposed to be meeting.
Robert Wilson BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
They stitched me up, did what they could for me, got me transport back to Côte d'Ivoire.
Robert Wilson A DARKENING STAIN (2002)


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