Akoupé Department

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Akoupé Department
Département d'Akoupé
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Akoupé Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2005.
Location in Ivory Coast. Akoupé Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2005.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Lagunes
Region La Mé
2005 Established as a second-level subdivision via a division of Adzopé Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Akoupé
Government[1]
 • Prefect Mel Djédj
Area[2]
 • Total 1,580 km2 (610 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 119,028
 • Density 75/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Akoupé Department is a department of La Mé Region in Lagunes District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 193,518 and its seat is the settlement of Akoupé. The sub-prefectures of the department are Afféry, Akoupé, and Bécouéfin.

History[edit]

Akoupé Department was created in 2005 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Adzopé Department.[4] At its creation, it was part of Agnéby 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, Akoupé Department became part of La Mé Region in Lagunes 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. ^ "Le département d'Akoupé", rezoivoire.net, accessed 25 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 6°23′N 3°54′W / 6.383°N 3.900°W / 6.383; -3.900