The Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) got its name in the 1480’s when sailors from France first came there to trade goods for ivory. They would have sailed past the cliffs of the western coast to the beaches and lagoons of the east and arrived at this lush area in what is now known as French West Africa.
Tropical rain forests lay inland, stretching for hundreds of miles and rising to the central highlands and northern savanna. Today, much of the landscape of the country remains almost untouched by modernity. The majority of the people still live in small villages and work the land, just as...More