Key Data

Region - Africa
Population - 21,967,721
Area Total - 322,460 km²
Area Land 318,000 km²
Coast Line - 515 km
Capital - Yamoussoukro
Climate Tropical along coast, semiarid in far north: three seasons – warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October).
Languages - French (official): there are also over 70 native languages spoken
Currency - 1 CFA Franc = 100 centimes
Holiday -
1st of January New Year’s day
January* Tabaski
March* Easter Monday
1st of May Labor day
May* Pentecost Monday
7th of August Independence Day
15th of August Assumption day
24th of October Martyrs day
1st November Al Saint’s day
15th of November Nation Peace day
November* Day after the night of Destiny
7th of December Houphouet-Boigny day
25th of December Christmas
* Eid, end of the holy month of Ramadan
* These holidays vary from country to country and depend on sighting of the moon.