Abengourou Department

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Abengourou Department
Département d'Abengourou
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Abengourou Department has had these boundaries since 2008.
Location in Ivory Coast. Abengourou Department has had these boundaries since 2008.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Comoé
Region Indénié-Djuablin
1969 Established as a first-level subdivision
1995 Divided to create Agnibilékrou Dept
1997 Converted to a second-level subdivision
2008 Divided to create Bettié Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Abengourou
Government[1]
 • Prefect Fadi Ouattara
Population (2014)
 • Total 336,148[2]
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Abengourou Department is a department of Indénié-Djuablin Region in Comoé District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 336,148 and its seat is the settlement of Abengourou. The sub-prefectures of the department are Abengourou, Amélékia, Aniassué, Ebilassokro, Niablé, Yakassé-Féyassé, and Zaranou.

History[edit]

Abengourou Department upon its creation in 1969. It kept these boundaries until 1995, but other departments began to be divided in 1974.
Abengourou Department from 1995 to 2008. (Other changes to subdivisions of Côte d'Ivoire began in 1997.)

Abengourou Department was created in 1969 as one of the 24 new departments that were created to take the place of the six departments that were being abolished. It was created from territory that was formerly part of Est Department. Using current boundaries as a reference, the department occupied the entire territory that is currently Indénié-Djuablin Region.

In 1995, the department was split in order to create Agnibilékrou Department.[3] In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Abengourou was included in Moyen-Comoé Region.

Abengourou Department was split again in 2008 to create Bettié Department.[3][4]

In 2011, districts were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast. At the same time, regions were reorganised and became second-level subdivisions and all departments were converted into third-level subdivisions. At this time, Abengourou Department became part of Indénié-Djuablin Region in Comoé District.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)", abidjan.net, 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.
  4. ^ Décret n° 2008-96 du 5 mars 2008 portant création des départements de Bettié, Botro, Guéyo, Koro, Kouto, Ouangolodougou, Sinématiali, Tiapoum, Yakassé-Attobrou et Zoukougbeu.

Coordinates: 6°44′N 3°29′W / 6.733°N 3.483°W / 6.733; -3.483