Botro Department

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Botro Department
Département de Botro
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Botro Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2008.
Location in Ivory Coast. Botro Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2008.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Vallée du Bandama
Region Gbêkê
2008 Established as a second-level subdivision via a division of Bouaké Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Botro
Government[1]
 • Prefect Laminé Coulibaly
Area[2]
 • Total 1,220 km2 (470 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 81,424
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Botro Department is a department of Gbêkê Region in Vallée du Bandama District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 81,424 and its seat is the settlement of Botro. The sub-prefectures of the department are Botro, Diabo, Krofoinsou, and Languibonou.

History[edit]

Botro Department was created in 2008 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Bouaké Department.[4] At its creation, it was part of Vallée du Bandama 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, Botro Department became part of Gbêkê Region in Vallée du Bandama 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 de Botro", rezoivoire.net, accessed 25 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Décret n° 2008-96 du 5 mars 2008 portant création des départements de Bettié, Botro, Guéyo, Koro, Kouto, Ouangolodougou, Sinématiali, Tiapoum, Yakassé-Attobrou et Zoukougbeu.

Coordinates: 7°51′N 5°19′W / 7.850°N 5.317°W / 7.850; -5.317