Cote D'Ivoire

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Health in Ivory Coast

The public medical services of Ivory Coast are more important than the small number of private physicians and clinics. As of 2004, there were an estimated 9 physicians, 31 nurses, and 15 midwives per 100,000 people. About 77 percent of the population had access to safe water in 2000. Total health care expenditures were estimated at 3.7 percent of GDP.

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.

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Religion in Ivory Coast

The main Religions in Ivory Coast are Islam and Christianity. According to recent estimates by CIA, Islam (mainly Sunni) is practiced by 38.6% of the population, Christianity by 32.6%, 16.7% of the population is Irreligious, while 11.9% of the population follows Animism i.e., Traditional African religion and other religions.