Cote d'Ivoire

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.

Cacao fruit and tree
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
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
Pygmy hippos - mother and baby


The Cote d'Ivoire Flag

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

Cote D'Ivoire Booklet

Cote D'Ivoire Booklet

Fold up these little booklets (follow the instructions here) and use them to store all sorts of interesting facts about the Ivory Coast.

Cote D'Ivoire Bookmarks

Cote D'Ivoire Bookmarks

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.

Cote Divoire Location Worksheet

Cote D'Ivoire Location Worksheet

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

Cote D'Ivoire Notebooking Page

Cote D'Ivoire Notebooking Page

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.

Cote Divoire Worksheet

Cote D'Ivoire Worksheet

Find out some interesting facts about Cote d'Ivoire and record them with the help of our worksheet.

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