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Welcome to Côte d’Ivoire Travels!

Hello! I’m Brian Miano. Thank you for your interest in visiting the
Ivory Coast. There are many, many wonderful attributes and
attractions Cote d’Ivoire have to offer! I am sure, after you hear
about them all, that you will want to visit this fascinating land.
THINKING GEOGRAPHICALLY

First, let me tell you about the Ivory Coasts’


site and situational factors and the types of
regions you will encounter inside the country!
SITE AND SITUATIONAL FACTORS
Site – where is the ivory coast on the Situational – where is the ivory coast in
globe? relation to it’s surroundings?
• Africa • Ivory Coast is the world's largest
exporter of cocoa beans and its
citizens enjoy a relatively high
level of income, compared to
other countries in the region.
REGIONS/LANDMARKS/LANGUAGE
Region
• There are 31 regions, and each region is subdivided into two or more departments

Landm Its modern landmarks include zigguratlike, concrete La Pyramide and


St. Paul's Cathedral, a swooping structure tethered to a massive crossarks

Languages
• French
POPULATION/MIGRATION

Now, let’s talk about the Ivory Coasts’


fascinating people and some of the history
that makes this country great
DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
• the demographic features of the population of Ivory Coast, including
population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace,
economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the
population.

• Population 23.7 million


• population density of 64 people per square kilometer
• Ethnicities Senufo people and Bété people
• the total population was literate (60.8% of males and 38.6% of
females).
POPULATION PYRAMID
MIGRATION AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC
TRANSITION
• The Ivory Coast has millions of migrants from nearby countries,
including Burkina Faso and Mali. A military coup in 1999 led to
instability since then, and in September-October 2002, an armed
rebellion threatened the cocoa crop and the jobs of migrants.
PUSH-PULL FACTORS
• Migration and low employment/Poverty

• Jobs
NET MIGRATION
• 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS
• Ivory Coast has an estimated population of 24.91 million, which ranks
59th in the world. Today, Ivory Coast has a population density of 64
people per square kilometer (166/square mile), which ranks 139th in
the world.
CULTURE

The diverse culture of Ivory Coast, a coastal West African


country bordered by Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, and
Guinea, is exemplified by a multitude of ethnic groups,
events, festivals, music, and art.
RELIGIONS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO
THE COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT
• The two largest religious groups are Christianity, but mostly Catholic

• For more than three decades after its independence from France,
Ivory Coast was known for its religious and ethnic harmony, as well as
its well-developed economy
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
As a tourist, you might be interested in
learning somethings about the country’s
political geography.
WHAT ARE THE COUNTRY’S NATURAL
NATIONAL BORDERS?
Its southern border is a 515 km (320 mi) coastline on the Gulf of
Guinea on the north Atlantic Ocean. On the other three sides it borders
five other African nations for a total of 3,458 km (2,149 mi): Liberia to
the southwest for 778 km (483 mi), Guinea to the northwest for 816
km (507 mi), Mali to the north-northwest for 599 km (372 mi), Burkina
Faso to the north-northeast for 545 km (339 mi), and Ghana to the east
for 720 km (447 mi).
DEVELOPMENT
It’s time to talk money! You want to make sure
your money goes a long way, so let me tell
you some things about the country’s HDI, GDI
and economics.
HDI AND GDI
HDI
Date HDI
Ranking
2015 0.474 171º
2014 0.466 172º
2013 0.459 171º
2012 0.452 171º
ECONOMIC SECTORS
• The Ivory Coast is largely market-based and depends heavily on the
agricultural sector
AGRICULTURE
Do you like to try new foods? I do. Learning
about the country’s agriculture will help you
make some good choices.
TYPES OF AGRICULTURE
• Growth of agricultural GDP from coffee, cocoa, and timber
production, which totaled nearly 50 percent ofIvory Coast's export
revenues, averaged 7 percent a year from 1965 to 1980. In Ivory
Coast 64.8% of the land is agricultural and therefore their economy's
foundation is mostly based on their agriculture.
CLIMATE REGIONS
• The climate of Ivory
Coast is generally warm
and humid, ranging from
equatorial in the
southern coasts to
tropical in the middle
and semiarid in the far
north. There are three
seasons: warm and dry
INDUSTRY

I wouldn’t be surprised if, after you visit, you


decide to live there! What is your job? I will
discuss the industries in this country.
WEBER’S THEORY IN RELATION TO THE
DOMINANT INDUSTRY
• Weber says that companys will always try to find a location that have
the smallest amount of transportation and labor costs. Since the
Ivory Coast is by a water source and since the climate is the best for
growing cocoa beans the two together make Webers theory true.
Welcome to Côte d’Ivoire Travels!

Thank you for you time. I’ve got you plane reservations ready for you
now! Enjoy your stay in the Ivory Coast. If you were pleased with
my service, please fill out the survey on the back of your receipt and
don’t forget to mention my name… Brian Miano!
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