The production of coffee and cocoa transformed the country into an economic capital and today the Ivoirian economy is predominantly market-based relying heavily on agriculture. The country’s official language is French and the most practised religions are Islam, Christianity and several indigenous religions.
The country has hosted some of the world’s major African sporting events; African Basketball Championships, Africa Cup of Nations and the African Basketball Championship where its basketball team won the gold medal. Traditional cuisine of Côte d’Ivoire enjoys ingredients such as grains, tubers, cassava and plantains.
Currency: West African CFA franc
Official language: French Language
Population: 23.2 million