Denguélé Region

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Denguélé Region
Région du Denguélé
Defunct region of Ivory Coast
1997–2011
Location of Denguélé
Location of Denguélé Region in Ivory Coast
Capital Odienné
History
 •  Established as a first-level subdivision 1997
 •  Disestablished 2011
Area 20,997 km2 (8,107 sq mi)
Today part of Denguélé District

Denguélé Region is a defunct region of Ivory Coast. From 1997 to 2011, it was a first-level subdivision region. The region's capital was Odienné and its area was 20,997 km².[1] Since 2011, the territory formerly encompassed by the region is co-extensive with Denguélé District.[2]

The region was located in the northwest extremity of the country, bordering Sikasso, Mali to the north, and Nzérékoré, Guinea, to the west. The region of Bafing lied to the south, Worodougou was situated to the south-east, and Savanes to the immediate east.

Administrative divisions[edit]

At the time of its dissolution, Denguélé Region was divided into three departments: Madinani, Minignan, and Odienné.

Abolition[edit]

Denguélé Region was abolished as part of the 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast. The area formerly encompassed by the region is the same territory that is now Denguélé District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Statoids.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.

Coordinates: 9°30′N 7°25′W / 9.500°N 7.417°W / 9.500; -7.417