Departments of Ivory Coast

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Departments of Ivory Coast
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Before a reorganization in 2011, the regions of Ivory Coast were divided into 81 departments (French: départements). Since 20011, the regions are divided into 107 departments.

A 1978 law created 27 self-governing Communes in Ivory Coast (Communes de plein exercice), alongside Sous-Prefectures, dividing each of the Departments. The Commune, (titled a collectivité territoriale), is administered by a Municipal Council, presided over by a Mayor. The Department (also a collectivité territoriale) is governed by a General Council (conseil général) presided over by a président. The sous-préfecture (an administrative subdivision, or a circonscription administrative déconcentrée) carries out limited functions, overseen by an appointed sous-préfet who reports to a Préfet appointed by the national government at departmental level. Thus each Department contains an elected government (a collectivité territoriale) and an administrative officer of the central government (a circonscription administrative déconcentrée). The powers of these two entities, and the administrative bodies which they control, are strictly separated under law.[1]

Currently, the first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast are the districts, followed by the second-level subdivisions being the regions, and then by the third-level subdivisions being the departments.

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Current departments[edit]

As of 2011, the following departments are listed below, by district and region:

Northern Ivory Coast[edit]

Denguélé District[edit]

Folon Region[edit]
Kabadougou Region[edit]

Savanes District[edit]

Bagoué Region[edit]
Poro Region[edit]
Tchologo Region[edit]

Zanzan District[edit]

Bounkani Region[edit]
Gontougo Region[edit]

North Central Ivory Coast[edit]

Vallée du Bandama District[edit]

Gbêkê Region[edit]
Hambol Region[edit]

Woroba District[edit]

Bafing Region[edit]
Béré Region[edit]
Worodougou Region[edit]

Southern Ivory Coast[edit]

Bas-Sassandra District[edit]

Gbôklé Region[edit]
Nawa Region[edit]
San-Pédro Region[edit]

Comoé District[edit]

Indénié-Djuablin Region[edit]
Sud-Comoé Region[edit]

Gôh-Djiboua Distict[edit]

Gôh Region[edit]
Lôh-Djiboua Region[edit]

Lagunes District[edit]

Agnéby-Tiassa Region[edit]
Grands Ponts Region[edit]
Mé Region[edit]

Abidjan Autonomous District[edit]

South Central Ivory Coast[edit]

Lacs District[edit]

Bélier Region[edit]
Iffou Region[edit]
Moronou Region[edit]
N’zi Region[edit]

Montagnes District[edit]

Cavally Region[edit]
Guémon Region[edit]
Tonkpi Region[edit]

Sassandra-Marahoué District[edit]

Haut-Sassandra Region[edit]
Marahoué Region[edit]

Yamoussoukro Autonomous District[edit]

Departments before 2011[edit]

The former departments are listed below, by region:

Agnéby Region[edit]

  • Adzopé Department (now part of Mé Region, Lagunes District)
  • Akoupé Department (now part of Mé Region, Lagunes District)
  • Agboville Department (now part of Agnéby-Tiassa Region, Lagunes District)
  • Yakassé-Attobrou Department (now part of Mé Region, Lagunes District)

Bafing Region[edit]

  • Koro Department (now part of Bafing Region, Woroba District)
  • Touba Department (now part of Bafing Region, Woroba District)

Bas-Sassandra Region[edit]

  • Guéyo Department (now part of Nawa Region, Bas-Sassandra District)
  • San Pédro Department (now part of San Pédro Region, Bas-Sassandra District)
  • Sassandra Department (now part of Gbôklé Region, Bas-Sassandra District)
  • Soubré Department (now part of Nawa Region, Bas-Sassandra District)
  • Tabou Department (now part of San Pédro Region, Bas-Sassandra District)

Denguélé Region[edit]

  • Madinani Department (now part of Kabadougou Region, Denguélé District)
  • Minignan Department (now part of Folon Region, Denguélé District)
  • Odienné Department (now part of Kabadougou Region, Denguélé District)

Dix-Huit Montagnes Region[edit]

  • Bangolo Department (now part of Guémon Region, Montagnes District)
  • Biankouma Department (now part of Tonkpi Region, Montagnes District)
  • Danané Department (now part of Tonkpi Region, Montagnes District)
  • Kouibly Department (now part of Guémon Region, Montagnes District)
  • Man Department (now part of Tonkpi Region, Montagnes District)
  • Zouan-Hounien Department (now part of Tonkpi Region, Montagnes District)

Fromager Region[edit]

  • Gagnoa Department (now part of Gôh Region, Gôh-Djiboua District)
  • Oumé Department (now part of Gôh Region, Gôh-Djiboua District)

Haut-Sassandra Region[edit]

  • Daloa Department (now part of Haut-Sassandra Region, Sassandra-Marahoué District)
  • Issia Department (now part of Haut-Sassandra Region, Sassandra-Marahoué District)
  • Vavoua Department (now part of Haut-Sassandra Region, Sassandra-Marahoué District)
  • Zoukougbeu Department (now part of Haut-Sassandra Region, Sassandra-Marahoué District)

Lacs Region[edit]

  • Didiévi Department (now part of Bélier Region, Lacs District)
  • Tiébissou Department (now part of Bélier Region, Lacs District)
  • Toumodi Department (now part of Bélier Region, Lacs District)
  • Yamoussoukro Department (now part of Yamoussoukro Autonomous District)

Lagunes Region[edit]

  • Abidjan Department (now part of Abidjan Autonomous District)
  • Alépé Department (now part of Mé Region, Lagunes District)
  • Dabou Department (now part of Grands Ponts Region, Lagunes District)
  • Grand Lahou Department (now part of Grands Ponts Region, Lagunes District)
  • Jacqueville Department (now part of Grands Ponts Region, Lagunes District)
  • Sikensi Department (now part of Agnéby-Tiassa Region, Lagunes District)
  • Tiassalé Department (now part of Agnéby-Tiassa Region, Lagunes District)

Marahoué Region[edit]

  • Bouaflé Department (now part of Marahoué Region, Sassandra-Marahoué District)
  • Sinfra Department (now part of Marahoué Region, Sassandra-Marahoué District)
  • Zuénoula Department (now part of Marahoué Region, Sassandra-Marahoué District)

Moyen-Cavally Region[edit]

  • Bloléquin Department (now part of Cavally Region, Montagnes District)
  • Duékoué Department (now part of Guésmon Region, Montagnes District)
  • Guiglo Department (now part of Cavally Region, Montagnes District)
  • Toulépleu Department (now part of Cavally Region, Montagnes District)

Moyen-Comoé Region[edit]

  • Abengourou Department (now part of Indénié-Djuablin Region, Comoé District)
  • Agnibilékrou Department (now part of Indénié-Djuablin Region, Comoé District)
  • Bettié Department (now part of Indénié-Djuablin Region, Comoé District)

N'zi-Comoé Region[edit]

  • Bocanda Department (now part of N’zi Region, Lacs District)
  • Bongouanou Department (now part of Moronou Region, Lacs District)
  • Daoukro Department (now part of Iffou Region, Lacs District)
  • Dimbokro Department (now part of N’zi Region, Lacs District)
  • Mbahiakro Department (now part of Iffou Region, Lacs District)
  • Prikro Department (now part of Iffou Region, Lacs District)

Savanes Region[edit]

  • Boundiali Department (now part of Bagoué Region, Savanes District)
  • Ferkessédougou Department (now part of Tchologo Region, Savanes District)
  • Korhogo Department (now part of Poro Region, Savanes District)
  • Kouto Department (now part of Bagoué Region, Savanes District)
  • Ouangolodougou Department (now part of Tchologo Region, Savanes District)
  • Sinématiali Department (now part of Poro Region, Savanes District)
  • Tengréla Department (now part of Bagoué Region, Savanes District)

Sud-Bandama Region[edit]

  • Divo Department (now part of Lôh-Djiboua Region, Gôh-Djiboua District)
  • Fresco Department (now part of Gbôklé Region, Bas-Sassandra District)
  • Lakota Department (now part of Lôh-Djiboua Region, Gôh-Djiboua District)

Sud-Comoé Region[edit]

  • Aboisso Department (now part of Sud-Comoé Region, Comoé District)
  • Adiaké Department (now part of Sud-Comoé Region, Comoé District)
  • Grand-Bassam Department (now part of Sud-Comoé Region, Comoé District)
  • Tiapoum Department (now part of Sud-Comoé Region, Comoé District)

Vallée du Bandama Region[edit]

  • Béoumi Department (now part of Gbêkê Region, Vallée du Bandama District)
  • Botro Department (now part of Gbêkê Region, Vallée du Bandama District)
  • Bouaké Department (now part of Gbêkê Region, Vallée du Bandama District)
  • Dabakala Department (now part of Hambol Region, Vallée du Bandama District)
  • Katiola Department (now part of Hambol Region, Vallée du Bandama District)
  • Sakassou Department (now part of Gbêkê Region, Vallée du Bandama District)

Worodougou Region[edit]

  • Kounahiri Department (now part of Béré Region, Woroba District)
  • Mankono Department (now part of Béré Region, Woroba District)
  • Séguéla Department (now part of Worodougou Region, Woroba District)

Zanzan Region[edit]

  • Bondoukou Department (now part of Goutougo Region, Zanzan District)
  • Bouna Department (now part of Bounkani Region, Zanzan District)
  • Koun-Fao Department (now part of Goutougo Region, Zanzan District)
  • Nassian Department (now part of Bounkani Region, Zanzan District)
  • Tanda Department (now part of Goutougo Region, Zanzan District)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loi n° 78-07 du 9 janvier 1978, portant institution de communes de plein exercice en Côte d'Ivoire, J.O. n° 9 du 23 février 1978, p.348

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