Côte d’Ivoire–Ghana

The land boundary between Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana extends for 744 kilometers (462 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean to the tripoint with Burkina Faso. It is based on the colonial borders between the British Gold Coast and the French Côte d’Ivoire, demarcated in the early twentieth century and again in 1989.

While there have been occasional border closures and tensions in the twenty-first century, for the most part, relations between the two nations and along the boundary are peaceful and cooperative. A maritime dispute was resolved in 2017 through a decision of a Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). Additionally, the two governments have cooperated along the border on matters of deforestation related to the cocoa industry, and they have established a transboundary marine protected area.

Map showing the land boundary between Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

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