Bas-Sassandra Region

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Not to be confused with Bas-Sassandra District.
Bas-Sassandra Region
Région du Bas-Sassandra
Defunct region of Ivory Coast
1997–2011
Location of Bas-Sassandra
Location of Bas-Sassandra Region in Ivory Coast
Capital San-Pédro
History
 •  Established as a first-level subdivision 1997
 •  Disestablished 2011
Area 26,440 km2 (10,209 sq mi)
Today part of Nawa (all), San-Pédro (all), and Gbôklé (part) regions

Bas-Sassandra Region is a defunct region of Ivory Coast. From 1997 to 2011, it was a first-level subdivision region. The region's capital was San-Pédro and its area was 26,440 km².[1] Since 2011, the area formerly encompassed by the region is part of Bas-Sassandra District.[2]

Departments[edit]

At the time of its dissolution, Bas-Sassandra Region was divided into five departments: Guéyo, San-Pédro, Sassandra, Soubré, and Tabou.

Abolition[edit]

Bas-Sassandra Region was abolished as part of the 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast. The area formerly encompassed by the region was combined with Fresco Department—which was carved off from Sud-Bandama Region—to create Bas-Sassandra District.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Statoids.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.