Dabakala Department

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Dabakala Department
Département de Dabakala
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Dabakala Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1974.
Location in Ivory Coast. Dabakala Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1974.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Vallée du Bandama
Region Hambol
1974 Established as a first-level subdivision via a division of Katiola Dept
1997 Converted to a second-level subdivision
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Dabakala
Government[1]
 • Prefect Yao Lazaré N'Dri
Area[2]
 • Total 9,670 km2 (3,730 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 189,254
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Dabakala Department is a department of Hambol Region in Vallée du Bandama District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 189,254 and its seat is the settlement of Dabakala. The sub-prefectures of the department are Bassawa, Boniérédougou, Dabakala, Foumbolo, Niéméné, Satama-Sokoro, Satama-Sokoura, Sokala-Sobara, Tendéné-Bambarasso, and Yaossédougou.

History[edit]

Dabakala Department was created in 1974 as a split-off from Katiola Department.[4]

In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Dabakala Department was included in 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, Dabakala Department became part of Hambol 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 Dabakala", rezoivoire.net, accessed 25 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.

Coordinates: 8°22′N 4°26′W / 8.367°N 4.433°W / 8.367; -4.433