Dix-Huit Montagnes

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Dix-Huit Montagnes Region
Région des Dix-Huit Montagnes
Defunct region of Ivory Coast
1997–2011
Location of Dix-Huit Montagnes
Location of Dix-Huit Montagnes Region in Ivory Coast
Capital Man
History
 •  Established as a first-level subdivision 1997
 •  Divided to create Moyen-Cavally Region 2000
 •  Disestablished 2011
Area 16,782 km2 (6,480 sq mi)
Today part of 1997–2000: Montagnes District
2000–11: Tonkpi (all) and Guémon (part) regions

Dix-Huit Montagnes Region (often shorted to Montagnes Region) is a defunct region of Ivory Coast. From 1997 to 2011, it was a first-level subdivision region. The region's capital was Man and its area was 16,782 km².[1][2] Since 2011, the territory formerly encompassed by the region is part of Montagnes District.[3]

Administrative divisions and geography[edit]

Dix-Huit Montagnes Region upon its creation in 1997. Dix-Huit Montagnes retained these boundaries until 2000, when it was divided to create Moyen-Cavally Region.

When it was created in 1997, Dix-Huit Montagnes occupied the entire territory that is today Montagnes District. However, in 2000, Duékoué, Guiglo, and Toulépleu Departments were split-off from Dix-Huit Montagnes to form Moyen-Cavally Region.

At the time of its dissolution, Dix-Huit Montagnes was divided into six departments: Bangolo, Biankouma, Danané, Kouibly, Man, and Zouan-Hounien.

Dix-Huit Montagnes was traversed by a northwesterly line of equal latitude and longitude.

Abolition[edit]

Dix-Huit Montagnes was abolished as part of the 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast. The area formerly encompassed by the region is now part of Montagnes District. The territories of the departments of Biankouma, Danané, Man, and Zouan-Hounien become Tonkpi Region. The territory of the remaining departments, Bangolo and Kouibly, were combined with the former Moyen-Cavally Region's Duékoué Department to create Guémon Region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Statoids.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  2. ^ From 2000–11. From 1997–2000, the area was 31,050 km² (11,990 sq mi).
  3. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.

Coordinates: 7°20′N 7°40′W / 7.333°N 7.667°W / 7.333; -7.667