Guéyo Department

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Guéyo Department
Département de Guéyo
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Guéyo Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2008.
Location in Ivory Coast. Guéyo Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2008.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Bas-Sassandra
Region Nawa
2008 Established as a second-level subdivision via division of Sassandra Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Guéyo
Government[1]
 • Prefect Kouamé Réné Famy
Area[2]
 • Total 669 km2 (258 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 83,680
 • Density 130/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Guéyo Department is a department of Nawa Region in Bas-Sassandra District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 83,680 and its seat is the settlement of Guéyo. The sub-prefectures of the department are Dabouyo and Guéyo.

History[edit]

Guéyo Department was created in 2008 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Sassandra Department.[4] At its creation, it was part of Bas-Sassandra 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, Guéyo Department became part of Nawa Region in Bas-Sassandra 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. ^ "Aspect Géografique", mairiegueyo.ci, accessed 26 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Décret n° 2008-96 du 5 mars 2008 portant création des départements de Bettié, Botro, Guéyo, Koro, Kouto, Ouangolodougou, Sinématiali, Tiapoum, Yakassé-Attobrou et Zoukougbeu.

Coordinates: 5°41′N 6°4′W / 5.683°N 6.067°W / 5.683; -6.067