Aboisso Department

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Aboisso Department
Département d'Aboisso
Location in Ivory Coast. Aboisso Department has had these boundaries since 1998.
Location in Ivory Coast. Aboisso Department has had these boundaries since 1998.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Comoé
Region Sud-Comoé
1969 Established as a first-level subdivision
1997 Converted to a second-level subdivision
1998 Divided to create Adiaké and Grand-Bassam Depts
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Aboisso
 • Prefect Albert Boni Kouassi
 • Total 4,452 km2 (1,719 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 307,852
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Aboisso Department is a department of Sud-Comoé Region in Comoé District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 307,852 and its seat is the settlement of Aboisso. The sub-prefectures of the department are Aboisso, Adaou, Adjouan, Ayamé, Bianouan, Kouakro, Maféré, and Yaou.


Aboisso Department upon its creation in 1969. It kept these boundaries until 1998, but other departments began to be divided in 1974.

Aboisso 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 Sud Department. Using current boundaries as a reference, the new department occupied all of what today is Sud-Comoé Region.

In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. The territory of Aboisso Department was co-extensive with that of the new Sud-Comoé Region, which created a need to divide the department to avoid having completely overlapping first- and second-level subdivision. In 1998, Aboisso Department was split into three parts in order to create Adiaké Department and Grand-Bassam Department.[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, Aboisso Department remained part of the retained Sud-Comoé Region in the new Comoé District.


  1. ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)", abidjan.net, 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Découverte du Sud-Comoé", ardci-rd.ci, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 5°28′N 3°12′W / 5.467°N 3.200°W / 5.467; -3.200