Ivory Coast is officially known as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire which is located on the southern coast of West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea and Mali on the northwest, Liberia on the west, Ghana on the east, Burkina Faso on the northeast, and the Gulf of Guinea on the south. Yamoussoukro is the capital of the Ivory Coast and its largest city is Abidjan. The major urban areas in Ivory Coast include Abidjan, Bouake, Daloa, Korhogo, Man, Divo, San-Pedro, Abengourou, Anyama, etc.
The official language of Ivory Coast is French. The other languages are Bete, Jula, Baule, Abron, Anyin, Cebaara Senufo, etc. Ivory Coast is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like Easter Monday, Qadr Night, Ascension Day, Korite (Breaking of the Ramadan fast), Whit Monday, Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice), Mawlid (Prophet’s birthday), Labour Day, Independence Day, Assumption Day, All Saints Day, National Peace Day, Christmas Day, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.
Ivory Coast doesn’t have a postal code. Its territory is divided into 31 regions and further these regions are subdivided into 108 departments and again these departments were subdivided into 510 sub-prefectures. Ivory Coast has been administratively organized into 12 districts plus two district-level autonomous cities. Ivory Coast is not using postal codes. At first, there was so much controversy over the places in which mail was sent, but now everything has been sorted out and mail is delivered quickly and easily with help of their numbering.
Ivory Coast has been ranked as the 68th largest nation in the world and it has a total land area of 3,22,463 km2, which comes to around a total of 1,24,504 mi2. The entire Ivory Coast land was divided into 12 districts plus two autonomous districts. The names of the 14 districts are Abidjan, Bas-Sassandra, Comoe, Denguele, Goh-Djiboua, Lacs, Lagunes, Montagnes, Sassandra Marahoue, Savanes, Vallee du Bandama, Woroba, Yamoussoukro and Zanzan.
Ivory Coast has a total water area of 1.4%. There are six important inland lakes and three dams in the Ivory Coast playing a significant role and helping in mobilizing 45.3% of surface waters. The names of the few major lakes in the Ivory Coast are Taabo Lake, Kossou Lake, Buyo Lake, Ayame Lake, Kundi, etc. The names of a few dams in the Ivory Coast are the Buyo dam, Kossou Dam, Taabo Dam, etc. These lakes and dams in Ivory Coast have international tourism importance and they were all built at different times for different purposes – supplying electrical power, irrigation, protecting land and people from floods, and using dams. The major sources of water in Ivory Coast include groundwater, lakes, rainwater, rivers, dams, snow, soil moisture springs, streams, water, waterfall, wetlands, etc. Many other lakes are small in area and contain a minimum volume of water. Most of these lakes are freshwater lakes and very few are salt lakes.
There are 534 named mountains on Ivory Coast. There are two main mountain ranges in Ivory Coast namely Monts du Toura and Nimba Range. The highest peak and the most prominent mountain is Mont Zo which is about 522 meters (1,711 feet). The names of other mountains are Guinea Highlands, Mont-Korhogo, Mont Nienokoue, Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Mount Richard-Molard, etc.
|Ivory Coast PostalCode|
|Address format||Each administrative division maintains its postal number for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery. The official name of the Ivory Coast postal service is named La Poste. There is no postal code used in Ivory Coast.|
Madame KOUAME AKISSI
06 B.P. 37 ABIDJAN 06 (office code + P.O. Box + locality + office code)
COTE D'IVOIRE (REP.)