Côte d’Ivoire

République de la Côte d’Ivoire (Republic of the Ivory Coast)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


France obtained rights on the coast in 1842, but did not actively and continuously occupy the territory till 1882. On 10 Jan. 1889 Ivory Coast was declared a French protectorate, and it became a colony on 10 March 1893; in 1904 it became a territory of French West Africa. The Ivory Coast became an autonomous republic within the French Community on 4 Dec. 1958 and achieved full independence on 7 Aug. 1960. From 1 Jan. 1986 the French version of the name of the country became the only correct title.


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Further Reading

  1. Direction de la Statistique. Bulletin Mensuel de Statistique.Google Scholar
  2. Sugar, H., Ivory Coast. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1990Google Scholar
  3. Zartman, I. W. and Delgado, C., The Political Economy of Ivory Coast. New York, 1984Google Scholar
  4. National statistical office: Direction de la Statistique, Ministère du Plan, Abidjan.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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  • Brian Hunter

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