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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'I·voire

 (dē-vwär′) also I·vo·ry Coast (ī′və-rē, īv′rē)
A country of western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. Divided into various isolated kingdoms at the time of European discovery in the 15th century, it was organized as a French colony in 1893, became a part of French West Africa in 1904, and declared its independence in 1960. Yamoussoukro is the capital and Abidjan is the largest city and de facto administrative center.

I·vo′ri·an (ī-vôr′ē-ən), I·voir′i·an (ē-vwär′ē-ən) adj. & n.

Côte d'Ivoire

(French kot divwar)
(Placename) 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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Noun1.Côte d'Ivoire - a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of GuineaCote d'Ivoire - a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa
Abidjan - city recognized by the United States as the capital of the Ivory Coast; largest city of the Ivory Coast
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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