Ivory Coast is a country in West Africa. The capital of Ivory Coast is Yamoussoukro.
The largest part of the Ivory Coast (from north to south) is a forest plateau that gradually slopes towards the Atlantic coast. The edge of the highlands of Guinea (4000-5000 feet) is located on the western border with Guinea, in remote areas in the northwest and at the edges of the High Savanna and the forests in the northeast. Guinea's forest-savannah mosaics are widespread throughout the country, forming a transitional zone between coastal forests and the inner savannah. The highest point of Ivory Coast is the Monts Nimba (1752 m) and the lowest point of the Gulf of Guinea (0 m). Important rivers, including the Bandama, Como and Sassandra Rivers, drain the plateau. The large lakes include Loc de Ebire and Loc de Kossou.
There are more than 60 ethnic groups: the main ancestors are Baoulé in the middle, Agri in the east, Senufo in the north, Dioula in the northwest and west, Bété and Dan-Yacouba in the Midwest. In the West. One of the most famous festivals in Côte d'Ivoire are the Fêtes des Masques, which take place in the Man region. Competitions are held in many small villages in the region to identify the best dancers and to appreciate the spirit of the forest in lavish masks. The festival begins around midnight, when women and children sneak upstairs from the hut and perform rituals to drive away evil villages. Before dawn the chief appeared, the drums drummed and the villagers fell into TR. The enthusiasm continued until the next afternoon.
The Notre Dame Cathedral (ndpbasilique.org) or the Notre Dame Cathedral in English is the tallest church in the world. The building was built in the late 1980s in Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital of the Ivory Coast, and inaugurated in 1990 by the Pope. The former administrative and current financial capital of Abidjan has two museums. The Museum of Civilization and Culture focuses on ethnography and includes art and science exhibitions.