Cosrou

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cosrou
Village
Cosrou is located in Ivory Coast
Cosrou
Cosrou
Location in Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 5°19′N 4°40′W / 5.317°N 4.667°W / 5.317; -4.667
Country  Ivory Coast
District Lagunes
Region Grands-Ponts
Department Dabou
Sub-prefecture Toupah
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Cosrou is a coastal village in southern Ivory Coast. It is in the sub-prefecture of Toupah, Dabou Department, Grands-Ponts Region, Lagunes District. It lies on Cosrou Bay (Baie de Cosrou) and by road is located 33 kilometres (21 mi) west of Dabou and 79 kilometres (49 mi) west of Abidjan. The area is dominated by about 3500 hectares of savanna and plantations.[1][2][3]

Cosrou was a commune until March 2012, when it became one of 1126 communes nationwide that were abolished.[4] J. L. Tournier was chief of the commune (cercle) in the mid to late 1940s.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sols et végétation des régions tropicales. Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa, UNESCO. 1961. p. 31. 
  2. ^ Bulletin mensuel. January 1979. 
  3. ^ Les 500 premières entreprises d'Afrique noire. Ediafric, La Documentation africaine (Firm). 1984. p. 21. 
  4. ^ "Le gouvernement ivoirien supprime 1126 communes, et maintient 197 pour renforcer sa politique de décentralisation en cours", news.abidjan.net, 7 March 2012.
  5. ^ Bulletin de l'Institut français d'Afrique noire. Librairie Larose. 1951. p. 1114. 

Coordinates: 5°19′N 4°40′W / 5.317°N 4.667°W / 5.317; -4.667