SHORT INFORMATION

Overview of Cote d'Ivoire

Officially name: Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Capital: Yamoussoukro

Largest city: Abidjan

Official language: French

Government: Semi-presidential republic

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Food in Ivory Coast

The food in Cote d’Ivoire reflects the cultural diversity of its population and especially its expatriate population. Italian, Vietnamese and Chinese food is becoming increasingly popular, while Senegalese and Moroccan cuisines are specialties.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Côte d’Ivoire — Festivals and Events

Festivals in the Ivory Coast are often a celebration of cultural traditions. With a good number of the population adhering to the Muslim faith, religious events related to Islamic beliefs are widely observed. Ivoirians also celebrate different kinds of historic holidays, many of which are characterized by festive parades and colorful performances.