Grand-Bassam Department

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Grand-Bassam Department
Département de Grand-Bassam
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Grand-Bassam Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1998.
Location in Ivory Coast. Grand-Bassam Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1998.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Comoé
Region Sud-Comoé
1998 Established as a second-level subdivision via a division of Aboisso Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Grand-Bassam
Government[1]
 • Prefect Djoman Mathias Beudje
Area[2]
 • Total 1,011 km2 (390 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 179,063
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Grand-Bassam Department is a department of Sud-Comoé Region in Comoé District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 179,063 and its seat is the settlement of Grand-Bassam. The sub-prefectures of the department are Bongo, Bonoua, and Grand-Bassam.

History[edit]

Grand-Bassam Department was created in 1998 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Aboisso Department.[4] At its creation, it was part of Sud-Comoé Region.

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, Grand-Bassam Department remained part of the retained Sud-Comoé Region in the new Comoé 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 du Sud-Comoé", ardci-rd.ci, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 5°12′N 3°44′W / 5.200°N 3.733°W / 5.200; -3.733