Did you know that Cote d'Ivoire is the world's largest exporter of cocoa? Learn some more fun facts and enjoy our flag printables and other printable activities for this west African country.
This is a cacao fruit growing on a cacao tree. It's hard to believe that it ends up as chocolate!
Fun Facts about Cote d'Ivoire
- The Republic of Cote d'Ivoire (previously known as the Ivory Coast) is a west African country of over 20 million citizens.
- The land was once called the 'teeth coast' due to the trade in ivory.
- Independence from France in 1960 is celebrated on August 7th each year with military processions and fireworks.
- The Ivory Coast is the world's largest exporter of cocoa, which is used to make chocolate.
Cote d'Ivoire on map of Africa. Printable here.
- Abidjan is the third largest French speaking city in the world with 3,800,000 residents - although the country's capital is now inland at Yamoussoukro.
- The Tai National Park is an ancient forest and home to the pygmy hippopotamus.
Pygmy hippos - mother and baby
The Cote d'Ivoire Flag
The flag of the Ivory Coast consists of three equally sized vertical stripes coloured orange, white and green, representing the land, peace and hope respectively. The tricolour design mimics that of the French national flag, the Ivory Coast’s former colonial power.
Our Cote d'Ivoire Resources
We have four sets of Cote D'Ivoire bookmarks featuring the country's flag. Two are in colour, two in black and white for the kids to colour in.
Use our jigsaw instructions and cutting guides with this simple printable jigsaw and the kids will soon be putting together the flag of the Ivory Coast, or Cote D'Ivoire, with its distinctive colours.
Children need to find Cote d'Ivoire on our outline maps. For younger children use the guided version. For older children, or to test recollection, use the
Choose from one of two variations on our Cote D'Ivoire notebooking page and keep track of everything you learn about this interesting African country.