Ivory Coast (Africa - Continent in the Balance Series)

Ivory Coast (Africa - Continent in the Balance Series)

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Overview

The name of the Ivory Coast (also known as Cote d'Ivoire) comes from its history-at one time, Europeans came to the region to hunt elephants for their valuable ivory. Today, the people of Ivory Coast are careful to preserve their country's ecology, which is rich in rare plants and wildlife. During the 1970s, Ivory Coast was one of the wealthiest African countries, but in recent years the country's economy has suffered because it is subject to fluctuating market prices for its most important exports, such as cocoa and coffee. Although Ivory Coast was long considered one of the most stable states in West Africa, since 1999 it has been beset by internal political tensions. Like many African countries, the leaders of Ivory Coast must figure out how to create a fair and equitable society composed of citizens from various ethnic groups and religions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590848081
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: Africa - Continent in the Balance Series
Pages: 79
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Geography11
History17
The Government of Ivory Coast31
An Economy Based on Commodities37
Culture and People47
The Communities of Ivory Coast61
A Calendar of Ivorian Festivals66
Recipes68
Glossary70
Project and Report Ideas72
Chronology74
Further Reading/Internet Resources76
For More Information77
Index78

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