Bafing Region

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Bafing Region
Région du Bafing
Motto: "La Renaissance du Bafing"
Location of Bafing Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Woroba District
Location of Bafing Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Woroba District
Country  Ivory Coast
District Woroba
2000 Established as a first-level subdivision via division of Worodougou Region
2011 Converted to a second-level subdivision
Regional seat Touba
 • Prefect Benoît Yao Kouakou
 • Council President Diomande Lassina
 • Total 8,650 km2 (3,340 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 183,047
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Bafing Region is one of the 31 regions of Ivory Coast and is part of Woroba District. The region's seat is Touba. The region's area is 8,922 km²,[4] and its population in the 2014 census was 183,047.[3]

Departments and geography[edit]

Bafing Region is currently divided into three departments: Koro, Ouaninou, and Touba. The region is traversed by a northwesterly line of equal latitude and longitude.


Bafing Region was created in 2000 as a first-level administration region of the country. It was formed by splitting-off Touba Department from Worodougou Region. Koro Department was created as a split-off from Touba Department in 2008.

As part of the 2011 reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast, Bafing was converted into a second-level administrative region and was added to the new first-level Woroba District.[5] No territorial changes were made to Bafing as a result of the reorganisation, but a third department—Ouaninou Department—was created by splitting Touba Department again.

Demographic change[edit]

Historical population of Bafing Region
Year 1988 1998 2010 2014
Population 107 886 148 813 205 339 183 047


  1. ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)",, 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Bafing",, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Côte d'Ivoire". Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.

Coordinates: 8°30′N 7°30′W / 8.500°N 7.500°W / 8.500; -7.500