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Ivory Coast

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IVORY COAST
IVORY COAST

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Ivory Coast - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

225

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

CI

Internet country code

CI

GRC Country Code

IVO

Ivory Coast - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 2nd May 2021
   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Ivory Coast - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 2nd May 2021
   dd/mm/yyyy
   dd.mm.yyyy
   dd-mm-yyyy

The 24-hour clock notation is used, with h, indicating heures, hours, often used as a separator:

   14h32
   14:32   

Ivory Coast - Languages

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The official language is French External, with 17 470 speakers. 72 other languages are spoken. The most widespread of these are: Anyin External (610 000 speakers); Attié External (381 000 speakers); Baule External (2 130 000 speakers); Dan External (800 000 speakers); Central Guéré (317 500 speakers); Guro External (332 100 speakers); Jula External (1 470 000 speakers) and Cebaara Senoufo External (862 000 speakers).

Ivory Coast - Personal names

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Personal names are usually written with the family name first, followed by a comma and then the given name in this way:

   Monsieur Delon, Ervais
   Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Ivory Coast - Company legal forms

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The following company type may be found:

   SASociété Anonyme
   Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Ivory Coast - Example address format

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   Note: This section last updated 12th June 2020

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Addresses are also often written with the post office box and city information on the same line:

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Any address written in a non-native language will be written in French. Deliveries are made mainly to post office boxes (Boîte Postale, or BP). A sorting code is written both before the post office box number and after the settlement name.

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured. Examples:

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   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Ivory Coast - Post office box

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This is written as Boîte Postale, or BP; and Boîte Postale V, or BPV.

Ivory Coast - Postal codes

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Ivory Coast has no postal code system.

Ivory Coast - Postal code format graphic

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Ivory Coast - Postal code format

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Ivory Coast - Postal code specifics

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Ivory Coast - Postal code regular expression

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Ivory Coast - Postal code level of coverage

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Ivory Coast - Postal code map

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Ivory Coast - Administrative districts

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Ivory Coast has 12 districts External and 2 autonomous districts (shown in the list below with an asterisk):

   Abidjan External *
   Bas-Sassandra External 
   Comoé External  
   Denguélé External          
   Gôh-Djiboua External    
   Lacs External     
   Lagunes External           
   Montagnes External       
   Sassandra-Marahoué External   
   Savanes External            
   Vallée du Bandama External     
   Woroba External            
   Yamoussoukro External *            
   Zanzan External 

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Ivory Coast

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   Note: This section last updated 6th January 2021

Ivory Coast telephone numbers have no area codes. On 31st January 2021 Ivory Coast switched from an 8- to a 10-digit number system. 01, 05 or 07 was added in front of existing mobile numbers and 21, 25 or 27 was added in front of existing fixed numbers. The 0 must be dialled when calling mobile numbers.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

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