Bloléquin Department

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Bloléquin Department
Département de Bloléquin
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Bloléquin Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2005.
Location in Ivory Coast. Bloléquin Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2005.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Montagnes
Region Cavally
2005 Established as a second-level subdivision via a division of Guiglo Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Bloléquin
Government[1]
 • Prefect Yao Dinard Kouakou
Area[2]
 • Total 2,962 km2 (1,144 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 123,336
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Bloléquin Department is a department of Cavally Region in Montagnes District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 123,336 and its seat is the settlement of Bloléquin. The sub-prefectures of the department are Bloléquin, Diboké, Doké, Tinhou, and Zéaglo.

History[edit]

Bloléquin Department was created in 2005 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Guiglo Department.[4] At its creation, it was part of Moyen-Cavally 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, Bloléquin Department became part of Cavally Region in Montagnes 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. ^ "Présentation de la Région du Cavally", cavally.org, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 6°34′N 8°0′W / 6.567°N 8.000°W / 6.567; -8.000