Département de Dabakala
Location in Ivory Coast. Dabakala Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1974.
|District||Vallée du Bandama|
|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|
|• Prefect||Yao Lazaré N'Dri|
|• Total||9,670 km2 (3,730 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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.
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