|Dix-Huit Montagnes Region
Région des Dix-Huit Montagnes
|Defunct region of Ivory Coast|
|•||Established as a first-level subdivision||1997|
|•||Divided to create Moyen-Cavally Region||2000|
|Area||16,782 km2 (6,480 sq mi)|
|Today part of||1997–2000: Montagnes District
2000–11: Tonkpi (all) and Guémon (part) regions
Dix-Huit Montagnes Region (often shorted to Montagnes Region) is a defunct region of Ivory Coast. From 1997 to 2011, it was a first-level subdivision region. The region's capital was Man and its area was 16,782 km². Since 2011, the territory formerly encompassed by the region is part of Montagnes District.
Administrative divisions and geography
When it was created in 1997, Dix-Huit Montagnes occupied the entire territory that is today Montagnes District. However, in 2000, Duékoué, Guiglo, and Toulépleu Departments were split-off from Dix-Huit Montagnes to form Moyen-Cavally Region.
Dix-Huit Montagnes was traversed by a northwesterly line of equal latitude and longitude.
Dix-Huit Montagnes was abolished as part of the 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast. The area formerly encompassed by the region is now part of Montagnes District. The territories of the departments of Biankouma, Danané, Man, and Zouan-Hounien become Tonkpi Region. The territory of the remaining departments, Bangolo and Kouibly, were combined with the former Moyen-Cavally Region's Duékoué Department to create Guémon Region.
- "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Statoids.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- From 2000–11. From 1997–2000, the area was 31,050 km² (11,990 sq mi).
- Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.