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 WilsonBLOOD IS DIRT(2002)
They stitched me up, did what they could for me, got me transport back to Côte d'Ivoire.