The Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Ghana to the east, Liberia and Guinea to the west, and Burkina Faso and Mali to the north. The country has a population of about 25 million people, and its official language is French. The Ivory Coast is a presidential representative democratic republic, and its current president is Alassane Ouattara. The country has a diverse economy, with significant contributions from the agricultural, industrial, and service sectors. Some of the Ivory Coast's major industries include cocoa, coffee, and oil. The country is known for its beautiful beaches, its rich cultural heritage, and its many national parks and protected areas.