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Cote d'Ivoire, Land and Resources

Komoe, Odienne, Bandama, mountain chains, grassland

The coast of Cote d’Ivoire is fringed by a number of large and deep lagoons, most of which are inaccessible to shipping because of offshore shoals. Bordering the coast, a zone of dense tropical forests extends about 265 km (about 165 mi) inland in the east and west and about 100 km (about 60 mi) in the center. Beyond this, in the north and center, lies an extensive savanna (grassland with a few trees). The western part of the country is undulating, with mountain chains in the Odienne and Man regions. Several summits rise to more than 1,500 m (5,000 ft). The principal rivers are the Sassandra, Bandama, and Komoe, none of which is navigable for more than about 65 km (about 40 mi) because of rapids and low water during the dry season.

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Komoe, Odienne, Bandama, mountain chains, grassland, inland, summits, rapids, dry season, low water, trees, country, center


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