Ivory Coast, officially the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast’s political capital is Yamoussoukro in the centre of the country, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. The official language is French, with local indigenous languages also being widely used. In total, there are around 78 different languages spoken in Ivory Coast.
The country’s name evokes a time when elephants were plentiful, but today they are found in isolated and precarious populations. Today, Ivory Coast has a few hundred surviving elephants.