The Lord's Move to Africa

Côte D'ivoire (Ivory Coast)

The Lord’s Testimony

Updated April 28, 2023

No. of localities: 4
No. of saints in church life: 165
No. of saints attending the Table meeting: 72

Country Profile

Location: West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia 
Geographical Size: land: 318,003 sq km, water: 4,460 sq km 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) 
Population: 26,260,582 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.3% (2018 est.) 
Languages: French (official), 60 native dialects of which Dioula is the most widely spoken 
Religion: Muslim 42.9%, Catholic 17.2%, Evangelical 11.8%, Methodist 1.7%, other Christian 3.2%, animist 3.6%, other religion 0.5%, none 19.1% (2014 est.) 
Government Type: presidential republic 
Capital City: Yamoussoukro (legislative capital), Abidjan (administrative capital) 
Economy: Cote d'Ivoire is the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans and a significant producer and exporter of coffee and palm oil. For the last 5 years Cote d'Ivoire's growth rate has been among the highest in the world. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $97.16 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 305,562 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 131 (2017 est.) Internet users 6,297,676 (July 2016 est.) Information and map From CIA