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Flag of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

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Ivory Coast Flag - The flag of Cote d' Ivoire was officially adopted on December 3, 1959. The design is based on the French Tricolor.

Inory Coast or Cote D'lvorie Flag

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The Cote d’ Ivoire flag comprises three equal-sized vertical bands – orange, white, and green from left to right.

Orange is the color of the land; it represents the fertile areas in the savannahs of the north; white symbolizes joys and happiness and also represents the freshwater flowing in the rivers of the country, and green stands for the lush greenery of the coastal forests. Green is also interpreted as the color of hope and a bright future.

The Cote d’ Ivoire flag bears a close resemblance to the flag of Ireland.

Official Name: The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
Flag Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: December 3, 1959
Location: Located in West Africa; Bordered by Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana
Capital City: Yamoussoukro
Major Cities: Abidjan, Bingerville, Divo, Tiagba
Area: 124,502 square miles
Population:  20,617,068
Currency:  West African CFA Franc (XOF)
Language: French
National Anthem: Song of Abidjan
National symbol(s): elephant
National colors: orange, white, green
National anthem:
Name: “L’Abidjanaise” (Song of Abidjan)
Lyrics/Music: Mathieu EKRA, Joachim BONY, and Pierre Marie COTY/Pierre Marie COTY and Pierre Michel PANGO

Fact about Ivory Coast flag

Country Ivory Coast
Designed by NA
Adopted December 3, 1959
Revision NA
Design and Colors A vertical tricolor of orange, white, and green
Size Ratio 2:3

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