Montag, 20. April 2015

Ivory Coast Card

Today on this sunny Monday afternoon i would like to show you my first postcard from Ivory Coast, which i received already some time ago. On the postcard you could see a boy waiting for his celebration, wearing a sea shell dress. Ivory Coast is a state in West Africa and is independent from France since 1960. As you could see on the stamps the official language is nevertheless still French. The capital city is Yamoussoukro, the seat of government is in Abidjan (from where the postcard was sent and also former capital city). About 20 million people are living in this country and the currency is the CFA-Franc BCEAO. The country's name descend from the hunt of the domestic elephants and their tusks. The fauna is rich in species, unfortunately, elephants are, due to poaching, nowadays only common in wildlife parks. The country has therefore eight national parks. Relating to reports from human rights organizsation about 12.000 children are deployed on cocoa plantations as slaves. Ivory Coast is the world's largest exporter of cocoa.

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