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Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (Cote d’Ivoire)

Cote d’Ivoire

Also known as: Elfenbeinküste (Deutsch), Costa de Marfil (español), la Côte d'Ivoire (français), Costa d'Avorio (Italiano), Wybrzeże Kości Słoniowej (polski), Costa do Marfim (Português), 科特迪瓦 (正體中文), コートジボワール (日本語), Litus Eburneum (latine)

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Yamoussoukro

Population: 22,848,945

Area: 318,000 km²

Religions: Muslim 38.6%, Christian 32.8%, indigenous 11.9%, none 16.7%

Languages: French (official), 60 native dialects of which Dioula is the most widely spoken

Motto: Union, Discipline, Travail (French) (Unity, Discipline, Labor)

Neighbouring Countries: Liberia Liberia, ↖ Guinea Guinea, ↑ Mali Mali, ↗ Burkina Faso Burkina Faso, → Ghana Ghana


Circumscriptions (15): Metr. Archdioceses (4), Dioceses (11)


Roman Rite (15): Abengourou, Abidjan, Agboville, Bondoukou, Bouaké, Daloa, Gagnoa, Grand-Bassam, Katiola, Korhogo, Man, Odienné, San Pedro-en-Côte-d’Ivoire, Yamoussoukro, Yopougon


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Jean-Pierre Kutwa (71)Kutwa (71) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (15), Basilicas Basilicas (1), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Cote d’Ivoire Archbishop Joseph Spiteri (58)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale de la Côte d’Ivoire Link Bishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo (56)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (R.E.C.O.W.A.) LinkLink Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (59)


as of 2017.10.14

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