Dabou Department

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Dabou Department
Département de Dabou
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Dabou Department has had these boundaries since 2005.
Location in Ivory Coast. Dabou Department has had these boundaries since 2005.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Lagunes
Region Grands-Ponts
1998 Established as a second-level subdivision via a division of Abidjan Dept
2005 Divided to create Sikensi Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Dabou
Government[1]
 • Prefect Kouakou Assoman
Area[2]
 • Total 2,260 km2 (870 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 148,874
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+0 (GMT)

Dabou Department is a department of Grands-Ponts Region in Lagunes District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 148,874 and its seat is the settlement of Dabou. The sub-prefectures of the department are Dabou, Lopou, and Toupah.

History[edit]

Dabou Department upon its creation in 1998. It kept these boundaries until 2005, but other subdivision boundary changes began to be made in 2000.

Dabou Department was created in 1998 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Abidjan Department.[4] At its creation, it was part of Lagunes Region.

In 2005, Dabou Department was divided to create Sikensi Department.[4]

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, Dabou Department became part of Grands-Ponts Region in Lagunes 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. ^ "Découverte des Grands Ponts", ardci-rd.org, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 5°19′N 4°23′W / 5.317°N 4.383°W / 5.317; -4.383