Is a country in West Africa
Ivory Coast’s de jure capital is Yamoussoukro and the biggest city is the port city of Abidjan.
Ivory Coast became a protectorate of France in 1843–44 and in 1893 it became a French colony as part of the European scramble for Africa. Ivory Coast became independent in 1960. From 1960 to 1993. It maintained close political and economic association with its West African neighbours, while at the same time maintaining close ties to the West, especially France.