Côte D’Ivoire

Independence Day7 August 1960
Official LanguageFrench
Capital CityAbidjan
Remaining recoverable crude oil reserves 2019175.6 million  barrels
Remaining recoverable natural gas reserves 20191,191.1 billion  cubic feet
Crude oil production as at 201913,194,133 bbls or a daily average of 36,148 148 bbls/d
Natural gas production as at 201976,466 Bcf, or a daily average of 209,496 mmcf/d
GDP (2018)43.007 billion $US
Per capita income 2018   1,600 $US


Côte d’Ivoire is a West African country, a member of the African Union. With an area of 322,462  km2,it is bounded to the north by Mali and Burkina Faso, to the west by Liberia and Guinea, to the east by Ghana and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean. The population is estimated at 22,671,331 in 2014. Côte d’Ivoire’s political and administrative capital is Yamoussoukro (Abidjan remaining the economic capital), the official language of French and the CFA franc (1 euro – 655,957 CFA francs) as its political and administrative capital. The country is part of ECOWAS  and is a member of APPO. First a French protectorate in 1843 and became a French colony in 1893, the country gained its independence on 7 August 1960, under the leadership of Félix Houphouet-Boigny, the first President of the Republic. The economy is dominated by the export of commercial crops, especially cocoa, coffee and cashew nuts for which Côte d’Ivoire is ranked first, third and largest exporter in the world. The contribution of GDP to the industrial sector is estimated at 20% and about 50% to the services sector. Côte d’Ivoire has significant mineral resources (gold, iron,   manganese, etc.) and potential reserves of  crude oil and natural gas.  The country produces electricity, mainly from  local natural gas.

S.E. Alassane Ouattara


S.E. Thomas CAMARA

Ministre des Mines, du Pétrole et de l’Energie

M. Aka Kadjo

APPO Executive Board Member

Vamissa Bamba

CEO, Pétroci

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