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Cote d'Ivoire Travel

The African Country of Cote d'Ivoire is bordered to the North by Mali and the country of Burkina Faso, to the East by Ghana , to the South by the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean and to the West by Liberia and Guinea. The most part of the Ivory Coast is a vast plateau, tilted gently towards the Atlantic Ocean , except the prolongation of the Guinea Highlands, in the North - West, with mountainous peaks rising to 4000 and 5,000ft.

There are more than 60 Ethnic – National Groups like: the Baoulé in the Center, the Agri in the East, the Senufo in the North, and the Dioula in the North - West and West, the Bété in the Center - West and the Dan - Yacouba in the west. There are many migrants from other West African Countries in this specific country, which makes that around 40% of the total population spokes 65 Non – Official Languages.

One of the most common is Dyula Language, which now acts as a Trade Language as well as a Language commonly spoken by the Muslim population, and the French is the official language, taught in all of the schools, high school and in the few small Universities .

Cote d'Ivoire Travel

Côte d'Ivoire 's official capital has been Yamoussoukro, but Abidjan remains nowadays, the national administrative center.

There are 3 main and general climatic regions: the Coastline, the Equatorial Forests and the Savannahs. The biggest and greatest rainfalls and the smallest range of the average temperature (24°C to 27.6°C) it usually occurs in the Coastline Regions and Territories, where there is a dry and non – humid season from the first days of December till the late April, followed now by the powerful rains in the months of May till July. The shortest dry season is beginning in July and ending in October and also the little rains are usually occurring from October till November.

In the central forest regions and territories, the rainfall is now very high, the humidity is in most of the cases continuous, and the actual season is now very little clearly marked. The earlier and the shorter dry and non – humid season (from November till March) is followed by a short wet season (from March to May), a very short dry season from the spring - summer months of May to the July and the great rains from the summer – autumn months of July to November. The temperatures reach their all time maximum in the Northern Savannah territories and regions at between 34°C - 27°C, where the actual minimum is at around about 14°C. There is a very long and hard wet season from the months of June to the October, and the dry season which extends usually, six or even seven months.

In the North - East , there is the Premier Principle Game Park from the Côte d'Ivoire , the “Parc National de la Comoe”, situated in the top Savanna and in the main Equatorial Forest . Comoe has a variety of many and big game animals (such as lions, big elephants, large hippos) and also many species of exotic birds. Here, there are many other interesting and special National Parks.

In Côte d'Ivoire there are produced at a wide scale batik paintings, brass carvings, and wood carvings all with old methods of abstract African Art and Design inspired from artists such as Pablo Picasso.

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