Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast (official name: German Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, French République de Côte d'Ivoire [ʁe.py.blik də kot.di.vwaʁ]) is a country in West Africa. It borders Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana, and on the south by the Atlantic Ocean. The country, which gained independence from France on August 7, 1960, for decades, politically stable, and was supported by the Unity Party PDCI (Parti Démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire) ruled the then President Houphouët-Boigny. Export earnings from cocoa and coffee guaranteed a relative prosperity. Internal tensions led in 1990 to the end of the PDCI rule and with economic difficulties after the collapse of cocoa prices culminated the conflicts in a civil war-like state, which tore into two parts the country of 2002. Since the peace treaty of 2007 working on the reconciliation and reunification of the Ivory Coast. In the development index of the United Nations, the Ivory Coast is in 2011 ranked 171 of 187. Since 1983, Yamoussoukro, the official capital. The seat of government is located in the former capital Abidjan, which continues to constitute the economic and political center of the country.