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Vegetation Index of Côte d’Ivoire

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June 18th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Côte d'Ivoire - June 8th, 2010

Côte d'Ivoire - June 8th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows Côte d’Ivoire, in western Africa. Côte d’Ivoire has an area of 123,863 sq mi (320,803 sq km) and a population (2009 est.) of approximately 20,617,000. The capital is Yamoussoukro, while the de facto capital Abidjan.

Côte d’Ivoire can be divided into four major regions: a narrow coastal region, an equatorial rain-forest in the west, a cultivated forest zone in the east, and a savanna region in the north. Here, the land closer to the coast appears to have a higher vegetation index (red), which gradually lessens although remains good (green) as one moves inland.

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