Flag of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Flag of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

The flag of Cote d´Ivoire was adopted in 1959 and it is composed of three vertical stripes - orange one, white one, and turquoise one. Ivory Coast is a former French colony which achieved independence in 1960. It is also the reason why the flag resembles the French tricolor at the first glance, but in a different color combination. Orange stripe is supposed to symbolize the desert and savannahs in the northern part of the country and also the progress of the country, white stripe stands for peace, national unity and ripples on the surface of the local rivers Sassandra, Bandama and Kamo, and green stripe marks hope for better future and lush tropical rain forests in the southern part of the country.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes CI, CIV (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
Capital city Yamoussoukro
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, African Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 25 823 071 (2019)
Total area 322 463 km2
Highest point Mont Nimba (1 752 m, 5 748 ft)
Lowest point Gulf of Guinea
GDP per capita $ 1 716 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency West African CFA franc (Fr, XOF)
Calling code +225
Internet TLD .ci

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