Overview - Côte d'Ivoire

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Capital:Yamoussoukro
Area:322,460 km²
Population:17,654,843 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):French (official), 60 native dialects (mainly Dioula).
Religion(s):Muslim - 35-40%, indigenous beliefs - 25-40%, Christian - 20-30%.
Ethnic Group(s):Akan - 42.1%, Voltaiques or Gur - 17.6%, Northern Mande - 16.5%, Krou - 11%, Southern Mande - 10%, others - 2.8%.