Population, Population Characteristics
Roman Catholic, French, estimate, persons
The population of Cote d’Ivoire (2002 estimate) is 16,804,784. The overall population density is 52 persons per sq km (135 per sq mi).
An estimated 35 percent of Cote d’Ivoire’s people follow traditional religions; 39 percent are Muslim, and 26 percent are Christian, mainly Roman Catholic. French is the official national language; numerous African languages are also spoken.
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