Tag Archives: Ivory Coast

According to topschoolsintheusa.com, Ivory Coast is a country located in the western region of Africa. It is bordered by five other countries, namely Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana. It is a fairly large country with an area of 322,463 square kilometers and a population of around 25 million people. The capital of the Ivory Coast is Yamoussoukro and the official language is French. The geography of the Ivory Coast is characterized by low-lying coastal plains that give way to a mountainous interior. Its coastline extends for about 500 kilometers along the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean and its highest peak lies at 1,752 meters above sea level in Mount Nimba. The country also has two major rivers – the Bandama River in the north and Sassandra River in the south – that provide water sources for its agricultural sector as well as transportation routes for trade. Education in Ivory Coast has been undergoing significant reforms over recent years with primary school now compulsory for all children aged 6 – 11 years old. Secondary school follows from ages 11 – 18 while vocational training centers have been established throughout much of the country to provide alternative educational opportunities to those who may not be able to attend university due to financial or geographical constraints. Higher education can be found at universities located primarily in major cities such as Abidjan where students can pursue studies across a wide range of disciplines including law, medicine and engineering among others. Furthermore, several scholarship programs exist that enable Ivorian students from low-income backgrounds to attend university at no cost or reduced cost tuition fees.

Ivory Coast Modern History

Ivory Coast is a country located in Western Africa. With the capital city of Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast has a population of 26,378,285 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. Since the death of the country’s strong man Félix Houphouët-Boignys in 1993, a long period of political unrest followed, in which politicians played on ethnic contradictions… Read More »

Ivory Coast Healthcare and Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required Eat Drink 4 – malaria 3 – Typhoid & Polio Yes – cholera 2 yellow fever 1 Overview Medical care in the country cannot be compared to Europe and is often problematic in terms of technology, equipment and/or hygiene. Abidjan, on the other hand, is still the medical… Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize 2011 Part II

Ellen Sirleaf is not an American Liberian. She is half Gola, a quarter Kru (original ethnic groups) and a quarter German. She was born in 1938 in the capital Monrovia and was allowed to go to high school. She got married and had 4 sons who the family took care of when she went to… Read More »

Tai National Park (World Heritage)

The approximately 3300 km² national park in the south-west of the  Ivory Coast is one of the last large rainforest areas in West Africa according to findjobdescriptions. It is home to around 150 endemic plant species and numerous mammal species including monkeys, chimpanzees, giant pangolin, bush pigs, Jentink and yellow-bridged ducks, pygmy hippopotamus, African buffalo… Read More »