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Cote d'ivoire was formerly known as



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  • U.S. Recognition of the Ivory Coast, 1960.

    Eisenhower sent a letter to that effect to Prime Minister Felix Houphouet-Boigny. The area that became the Ivory Coast on that same date previously had been under French sovereignty. The state's name changed from Ivory Coast to Cote d'Ivoire in 1986.