Cote D’Ivoire Ivory Coast. Samantha Lake. Cote D’Ivoire is not land-locked; Its southern part of the country is bordered by the Gulf of Guinea. The climate is tropical around the coast line. The three seasons are warm-dry, hot-dry, and hot-wet.
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Cote D’IvoireIvory Coast
Cote D’Ivoire is not land-locked; Its southern part of the country is bordered by the Gulf of Guinea.
The climate is tropical around the coast line. The three seasons are warm-dry, hot-dry, and hot-wet.
The vegetation it broad-leafed on the north side and needle leafed on the southern side.
The annual average rainfall in Cote D’Ivoire is 40-80 inches.
Two major environmental issues are the deforestation and the sewage that pollutes water.
Some natural hazards are flooding in the rainy season and that the coast has a heavy surf with no natural harbor.
French is the official language of Cote D’Ivoire, and there are 60 native dialects, but Dioula is spoken the most.
Religions that are practiced there are Christianity, Muslim, and native religion.
There are six ethnic groups.
The total population in Cote D’Ivoire is 18,373,060.
50.9% of the population can read and write. That is 9,351,888 people.
Cote D’Ivoire gained independence from France in 1960.
The primary industry in Cote D’Ivoire is cocoa beans, the secondary is palm oil.
The some of the natural resources there are cocoa beans, palm oil, coffee, clay, diamonds, iron ore, and natural gas.
The GPC (average salary measured in U.S. dollars) is $1,800.
The percent of people living in poverty is 42%. That is 7,716,685 people.
Cote D’Ivoire has an external dept of $10.91 billion.
Cote D’Ivoire has a democracy with multiple parties (since the power-sharing agreement) and a president, but it is currently under mediators.
Laurent Gbagbo became president in 2000 when his opponent, Robert Guei, fled the country due to uprisings about the election. Gbagbo is the current president.
The government is very corrupt and measures a 2.0-2.9 out of ten; one being the most corrupt, and ten being the least corrupt.
The citizens aren’t very free. On a scale from 1 to 40, 40 being the most free, Cote D’Ivoire got a 5.
The life expectancy in Cote D’Ivoire is 49 years.
17% of the population has HIV/AIDS. That is 3,123,420 people. About 47,000 deaths related to HIV/AIDS occur each year.
About 86 infants die out of every 1000 born.
There is a very high risk of catching diseases like schistosomiasis, malaria, yellow fever, Hepatitis A, and typhoid.
The following pages will hold information that supports my safety rating for Cote D’Ivoire.
This is a 4 out of 5, 1 being safe and 5 being extremely unsafe.