Ivory Coast – Africa’s France Explained Briefly

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Let’s be honest! How many of us can say 5 country names in Africa? None!

Not to mention that there are many underrated places in this continent, like the Biggest African country, Algeria, or the cheapest country on earth, Burundi, and the booming economy of Angola.

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) is known as Africa’s France because of its influences from France throughout recent history and their current good relationship at the moment.

We’ll take a quick look at this fabulous country.

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Recent History of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) was colonized by France. After independence, their leader became the country’s ruler for over 25 years which means he was an official dictator, but he was a good dictator! (Pretty sure you’ve never heard of this!). He led them in good ways which boomed their economy and made them a stable nation that didn’t fall apart even during their civil war!

Their civil war is weird! Even during that time, they continued their international trades, and soon, they finished it and got back to normal! (That’s so cool, even if it was a first world country)

People in Ivory Coast

Most people are of African descendants but they have %4 non-black people who mostly are French, Spanish, Vietnamese, or North American.

Their economy is so good (Compared to its neighbors) that %20 of the workforce is from other West African nations.

They all speak French as well as 70 African languages!

What to do in Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)

Get shocked by Abidjan‘s Beauty

If you travel to other parts of West Africa and then to Abidjan, you’ll get shocked by its modernity and skyscrapers! This city looks like a typical American city! They are up to date with French fashion and have good fashion designers themselves.

ABIDJAN

Banco National Park in Ivory Coast

This huge park is located in the middle of Abidjan, playing the city’s lungs role. It’s right beside the highway and has a few hotels and amenities in it, enabling visitors to enjoy the weather while looking at monkeys and birds.

Forêt du banco ( Côte d'Ivoire )

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Ivory Coast

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace” in Yamoussoukro is one of the biggest churches in the whole world and of course the biggest church in Africa! It is incredibly beautiful in n out. It is made for 18,000 people and gets a lot of visitors every year (Not as much as it deserves!).

Coeur de la Basilique Notre-Dame de la Paix de Yamoussoukro

St. Paul’s Cathedral in Ivory Coast

This modern church is both a symbol of Abidjan and the Christianit’s world.

SaintPaul

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20 thoughts on “Ivory Coast – Africa’s France Explained Briefly

  1. I’ve been brushing up on my geography during the isolation and can name most of the African countries, but placing them is another matter. The Côte d’Ivoire is an intriguing country and I had no idea that its capital city is so modern-looking.

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  2. From memory:

    Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, (Western Sahara), Mali, Mauritania, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Central African Republic, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Swaziland/Eswatini, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola…

    … how did I do? Did I get five? (I may have forgotten a few, I didn’t go look)

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