Daloa Department

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Daloa Department
Département de Daloa
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Daloa Department has had these boundaries since 2008.
Location in Ivory Coast. Daloa Department has had these boundaries since 2008.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Sassandra-Marahoué
Region Haut-Sassandra
1969 Established as a first-level subdivision
1980 Divided to create Issia Dept
1988 Divided to create Vavoua Dept
1997 Converted to a second-level subdivision
2008 Divided to create Zoukougbeu Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Daloa
Government[1]
 • Prefect Kouamé Brou
Population (2014)
 • Total 591,633[2]
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Daloa Department is a department of Haut-Sassandra Region in Sassandra-Marahoué District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 591,633 and its seat is the settlement of Daloa. The sub-prefectures of the department are Bédiala, Daloa, Gadouan, Gboguhé, Gonaté, and Zaïbo.

History[edit]

Daloa Department was created in 1969 as one of the 24 new departments that were created to take the place of the six departments that were being abolished. It was created from territory that was formerly part of Centre-Ouest Department. Using current boundaries as a reference, from 1969 to 1980 the department occupied the same territory as Haut-Sassandra Region.

In 1980, Daloa Department was divided to create Issia Department.[3] What remained was divided again in 1988 to create Vavoua Department.[3]

In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Daloa Department was included as part of Haut-Sassandra Region.

A third division of Daloa Department occurred in 2008, with the creation of Zoukougbeu Department.[3][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, Daloa Department was retained as part of Haut-Sassandra Region in the new Sassandra-Marahoué District.

Maps of historical boundaries[edit]

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. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.
  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: 6°53′N 6°27′W / 6.883°N 6.450°W / 6.883; -6.450