Département de Grand-Lahou
Location in Ivory Coast. Grand-Lahou Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1988.
|1988||Established as a first-level subdivision via a division of Abidjan Dept|
|1997||Converted to a second-level subdivision|
|2011||Converted to a third-level subdivision|
|• Prefect||Kouamé Jean-Baptiste Zamélé|
|• Total||2,562 km2 (989 sq mi)|
|• Density||59/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
Grand-Lahou Department is a department of Grands-Ponts Region in Lagunes District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 151,313 and its seat is the settlement of Grand-Lahou. The sub-prefectures of the department are Ahouanou, Bacanda, Ebonou, Grand-Lahou, and Toukouzou.
In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Grand-Lahou Department was included in Lagunes 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-Lahou Department became part of Grands-Ponts Region in Lagunes District.
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- "Découverte des Grands Ponts", ardci-rd.org, accessed 23 February 2016.
- "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
- "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.
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