FACTS & FIGURES
POPULATION
16.5 million
AREA
126,000 sq miles
CURRENCY
CFA franc (XOF)
EXCHANGE
699 CFA francs per 1 US$
CAPITAL
Yamoussoukro is the official capital. Abidjan is the administrative and commercial center
GDP
$10.4 billion (2000 est.)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, hydropower
INDUSTRY
Food processing, textiles
EXPORTS
Cocoa, coffee, tropical woods, petroleum, cotton, bananas, pineapples, palm oil, fish