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CÔTE D’IVOIRE Demographic Profile

Geography: 122,600 sq. mi., Atlantic coast of West Africa. Forests cover west. Low mountains in northwest.

Population: 16,393,221

Capital Yamoussoukro 120,000
Abidjan 3,305,000
Bouake 500,000

Political Status: Tensions continue with political unrest. Ivorian stability is essential to the entire region.

Religion: Religious freedom with government sympathetic toward missions;

Muslim (38.6%);
Christian (31.8%) with majority Roman Catholic and minority Protestant;
traditional religions (29%)

National Church: Evangelical Protestant Church (C&MA) of Côte d’Ivoire, autonomous since 1959

1,430 organized churches
640 unorganized churches
125 ordained ministers
206 national workers
48 students in two theological schools

Membership: 298,340 inclusive members

Mission: Entry in 1930

History: RCi Timeline gives the history of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) from 1842-2002

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