Bas-Sassandra District

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Bas-Sassandra District
District du Bas-Sassandra
District
Côte d'Ivoire - District Bas-Sassandra.svg
Country  Ivory Coast
Established 2011
Capital San-Pédro
Area[1]
 • Total 25,800 km2 (10,000 sq mi)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 2,280,548
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)

Bas-Sassandra District (French: District du Bas-Sassandra) is one of fourteen administrative districts of Ivory Coast. The district is located in the southwest part of the country. The capital of the district is San-Pédro.

Creation[edit]

The district was created in an 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast.[3] Its territory is composed of the former region of Bas-Sassandra with the addition of the department of Fresco, which was transferred from the region of Sud-Bandama.[4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Bas-Sassandra District is currently subdivided into three regions and the following departments:

Population[edit]

According to the 2014 census, Bas-Sassandra District has a population of 2,280,548.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Statoids.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Côte d'Ivoire". GeoHive.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.
  4. ^ Law, Gwillim. "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Administrative Divisions of Countries ("Statoids"). 

Coordinates: 5°30′N 6°40′W / 5.500°N 6.667°W / 5.500; -6.667