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Africa, Cote d'Ivoire

official capital, Upper Volta, Gulf of Guinea, French colony, Abidjan

Cote d’Ivoire (French for “Ivory Coast”), republic in western Africa, bounded on the north by Mali and Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), on the east by Ghana, on the south by the Gulf of Guinea, and on the west by Liberia and Guinea. The country has an area of 322,462 sq km (124,503 sq mi). Yamoussoukro is the official capital, and Abidjan is the de facto capital and largest city. A former French colony, Cote d’Ivoire achieved independence in 1960.

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official capital, Upper Volta, Gulf of Guinea, French colony, Abidjan, western Africa, Ivory Coast, Mali, Ghana, independence, largest city, Burkina Faso, republic, north, country, east, south

 
 

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