Agnibilékrou Department

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Agnibilékrou Department
Département d'Agnibilékrou
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Agnibilékrou Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1995.
Location in Ivory Coast. Agnibilékrou Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1995.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Comoé
Region Indénié-Djuablin
1995 Established as a first-level subdivision via a division of Abengourou Dept
1997 Converted to a second-level subdivision
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Agnibilékrou
Government[1]
 • Prefect Souleymane Bamba
Area
 • Total 1,720 km2 (660 sq mi)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 168,188
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Agnibilékrou Department is a department of Indénié-Djuablin Region in Comoé District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 168,188 and its seat is the settlement of Agnibilékrou. The sub-prefectures of the department are Agnibilékrou, Akoboissué, Damé, Duffrébo, and Tanguélan.

History[edit]

Agnibilékrou Department was created in 1995 as a first-level subdivision via a split-off from Abengourou Department.[3] It was the final department created prior to the 1997 conversion of departments into the second-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast.

In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Agnibilékrou Department was included in Moyen-Comoé Region.

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, Agnibilékrou 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. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 7°13′N 3°20′W / 7.217°N 3.333°W / 7.217; -3.333