Grand-Lahou Department

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Grand-Lahou Department
Département de Grand-Lahou
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Grand-Lahou Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1988.
Location in Ivory Coast. Grand-Lahou Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1988.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Lagunes
Region Grands-Ponts
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
Departmental seat Grand-Lahou
Government[1]
 • Prefect Kouamé Jean-Baptiste Zamélé
Area[2]
 • Total 2,562 km2 (989 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 151,313
 • 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.

History[edit]

Grand-Lahou Department was created in 1988 as a first-level subdivision via a split-off from Abidjan Department.[4]

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.

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 des Grands Ponts", ardci-rd.org, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 5°8′N 5°1′W / 5.133°N 5.017°W / 5.133; -5.017