Exchange with Cote d'Ivoire

Exchange with Cote d'Ivoire

  Gifu and Seki Cities registered with Cote d’Ivoire in a host town relationship on December 28, 2018. NPO Gifu Cote d’Ivoire has been sending used athletic shoes to Cote d’Ivoire for many years, and now both will be further deepening their exchange through sports and culture as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics approach.

Exchange Plan

plans for exchanges

About Cote d’Ivoire


Area: about 322,000km²

Population: about 24,290,000

Capital: Yamoussoukro

Time Difference: -9 hrs    

 Cote d’Ivoire is situated in Western Africa and shares borders with Ghana to its east, Guinea to its west, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south. The area close to the coast has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity, and the interior of the country has a savanna climate with average annual temperatures ranging from 25 - 33 °C.
   Cote d’Ivoire in French means, “the ivory coast”, and it comes from European merchant ships that came to the area to engage in the ivory trade in the Middle Ages. Although it exports the most cocoa out of any country in the world, it still has a relatively low GDP when compared to the rest of the world.

Exchange with Cote d’Ivoire

◆April 2019 A delegation from the National Olympic Committee of Cote d’Ivoire Visits Gifu
 Members of the National Olympic Committee of Cote d’Ivoire visited Gifu for the first time.
 They considered participating in a Taekwondo training camp in preparation for the Olympics and visited athletic rooms and other facilities within the city.


◆August 2019 The Cote d’Ivoire Minister of Sports Visits Gifu City
 The Minister of Sports visited Japan for the first time to attend the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-7), and he used the occasion to visit Gifu and meet with the mayor.
 After exchanging opinions on the host town relationship, the minister of sports made an opening speech for those celebrating Cote d’Ivoire Day as a part of Host Town Week 2019 and observed events held during it.