Cote d’Ivoire, has an area of 322,462 square kilometers. It borders Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, Ghana, Guinea Conakry and Liberia ot the west. The Gulf of Guinea is the country's base to the south. The population of Côte d'Ivoire's was at 20,617,068 in 2009. Ivory Coast became a French colony after the Scramble for Africa in 1884 The official language is French. Boule. Baoulé, Dioula, Dan, Anyin and Cebaara Senufo are local languages that are widely used.
http://PREAMBLE The People of Côte d’Ivoire, Conscious of their liberty and national identity, of their responsibility before history and humanity; Conscious of their ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, and desirous of building one nation unified in solidarity and prosperity; Convinced that union and respect for diversity ensure economic progress and social well being; Profoundly attached to constitutional legality and democratic institutions; Proclaim their adherence to the rights and freedoms defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights of 1981; Express their attachment to the democratic values awarded to all free people, notably: • The respect and protection of fundamental freedoms, both individual and collective; • The separation and balance of powers; • Transparency in the conduct of public affairs; Commit themselves to promoting regional and sub-regional integration, with a view to achieving African unity; Grant themselves freely and solemnly, as basic law, this Constitution adopted by referendum