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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.
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.
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!).
St. Paul’s Cathedral in Ivory Coast
This modern church is both a symbol of Abidjan and the Christianit’s world.
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20 thoughts on “The Ultimate Travel Guide to Ivory Coast”
I really thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest.
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Beautiful narrative about Ivory Coast! Makes me want to visit this beautiful country.
Wow, great to hear that!
Thank you et merci 😊. I grew up in RCI ❤
Thank you very much for your comment!
Glad to have you here!
And likewise ❤🌺
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.
Wow, that’s impressive. Glad to hear that!
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)
Wow, you nailed it! That was impressive!
I remembered another one that I forgot… Sierra Leone
I just looked at a map. I also forgot Liberia (that’s an important one historically, oops).
That’s totally fine! The first comment was impressive enough, as most people think Africa (the continent) is a country! lol
Haha… true, good point 🙂
Really fascinating place
Thanks for your comment!
beautiful place and mostly unexplored.
Thanks for your Comment! 😊