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Ivory Coast Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 16,487   Population 2000 (UN '000) 16,013
Area (km2) 320,329   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 42
Number of Administrative Units 185   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 89
Number of Urban Extents 66   Number of Settlement Points 76

Ivory Coast Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Ivory Coast
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 3.0
Leve1 Type Region
Level2 Type Departement
Level3 Type Sous-Prefecture
Number of Units 185
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 89
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1998
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 11,446
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 13,676
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 16,487
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 12,582
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 14,385
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 16,013
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 320,329
Average Input Resolution (km) 42
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 76
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,929,079
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,732
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 56,107
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 66
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 660
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 2
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 53
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 3,504
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 3,178,823
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 6,616
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 81,485
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,378,022
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 1%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 32%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 44%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 61
Regression-estimated Extents 26
Digital Chart of the World 1
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
1998 Population Census: Premiers resultats definitifs du RGPH-98 / Institut national de la statistique. Recensement general de la population et de l''habitat 1998. Abidjan--Republique de Cote d''Ivoire, Institut National de la Statistique, Bureau Technique du Recensement. The 1990 population figure is based on the OECD/Club du Sahel West Africa Long Term Perspective Study (WALTPS), and was estimated by Benoit Ninnin, based on these sources: Etude d''une Image - Long Terme de l''Afrique; Atlas Jeune Afrique; Republique de la Cote d''Ivoire: Ministere du Plan et de la Comptabilite Nationale: Recensement general de la population et de l''habitat, 1988: a: Resultats provisoires par localite. b: Exploitation et comparaison 1965/1975/1988; Seminaire national de presentation des resultats du RGPH, 1988.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
UNEP/GRID-WRI-NCGIA Africa Population Database, .
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, NIMA
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Urban agglomerations containing more than 10,000 inhabitants; agglomerations with populations ranging from 4,000 to 10,000 persons with more than 50 per cent of the households en-gaged in non-agricultural activities; and the administrative centres of Grand Lahoun and Dabakala. Excludes the milieu urbain of Bouna, which has a population of 11,000.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
The 1998 census data was obtained for administrative level 2. This data is coarser than the 1988 census data which was obtained for administrative level 3. Thus, an administrative level 2 population growth rate was calculated for the period 1990?1998 and applied to the 1990 administrative level 3 units to extrapolate the population of these areas to 1995 and 2000.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
The 1998 census included 8 new department (administative 2 level) units-- all 8 were previously considered sous-prefectures (administrative 3 level). These are: Alepe, Dabou, Jacqueville, Tiebissou, Bocanda, Adiake, Grand-Bassam, and Toulepleu. New spatial data were not available to match these changes therefore the population of these units were redistributed into their respective parent department units (administrative level 2).