Dimbokro Department

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Dimbokro Department
Département de Dimbokro
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Dimbokro Department has had these boundaries since 1998.
Location in Ivory Coast. Dimbokro Department has had these boundaries since 1998.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Lacs
Region N'Zi
1969 Established as a first-level subdivision
1980 Divided to create Bongouanou Dept
1988 Divided to create Daoukro Dept
1997 Converted to a second-level subdivision
1998 Divided to create Bocanda Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Dimbokro
Government[1]
 • Prefect Jacques N'Guessan Obouo
Population (2014)
 • Total 91,056[2]
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Dimbokro Department is a department of N'Zi Region in Lacs District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 91,056 and its seat is the settlement of Dimbokro. The sub-prefectures of the department are Abigui, Diangokro, Dimbokro, and Nofou.

History[edit]

Dimbokro 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 Department. Using current boundaries as a reference, from 1969 to 1980 the department encompassed the following territory: all of Moronou Region; all of N'Zi Region; and Daoukro Department in Iffou Region.

In 1980, Dimbokro Department was divided to create Bongouanou Department.[3] What remained was divided again in 1988 to create Daoukro 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. Dimbokro Department was included in N'Zi-Comoé Region. In 1998, the department was divided again to create Bocanda Department.[3]

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, Dimbokro Department became part of N'Zi Region in Lacs 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.

Coordinates: 6°39′N 4°42′W / 6.650°N 4.700°W / 6.650; -4.700