Cote d'Ivoire: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia
Geographic Coordinates8 00 N, 5 00 W 8.0,-5.0
Area total: 322,463 sq km
land: 318,003 sq km
water: 4,460 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 3,458 km
border countries: Burkina Faso 545 km, Ghana 720 km, Guinea 816 km, Liberia 778 km, Mali 599 km
Coastline515 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Gulf of Guinea 0 m
highest point: Monts Nimba 1,752 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Mont Zo 1144 m; Mont No 1070 m; Mont Zan 1066 m; Sangrou 1051 m

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Terrainmostly flat to undulating plains; mountains in northwest
Natural Hazardscoast has heavy surf and no natural harbors; during the rainy season torrential flooding is possible
Natural Resourcepetroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum, silica sand, clay, cocoa beans, coffee, palm oil, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 8.99%
permanent crops: 13.65%
other: 77.36% (2011)
Climatetropical along coast, semiarid in far north; three seasons - warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October)
Irrigated Land727.5 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources81.14 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation (most of the country's forests - once the largest in West Africa - have been heavily logged); water pollution from sewage and industrial and agricultural effluents
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Abidjan; Bouake; Daloa; San-Pedro; Yamoussoukro
According to Geonames: Abidjan; Abobo; Bouake; Daloa; San-Pedro

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Important Cities
Geography-notemost of the inhabitants live along the sandy coastal region; apart from the capital area, the forested interior is sparsely populated