Département de Guiglo
Location in Ivory Coast. Guiglo Department has had these boundaries since 2013.
|1969||Established as a first-level subdivision|
|1988||Divided to create Duékoué Dept|
|1997||Converted to a second-level subdivision|
|1998||Divided to create Toulépleu Dept|
|2000||Transferred to the new Moyen-Cavally Region|
|2005||Divided to create Bloléquin Dept|
|2011||Converted to a third-level subdivision|
|2013||Divided to create Taï Dept|
|• Prefect||Koné Messamba|
|• Total||3,256 km2 (1,257 sq mi)|
|• Density||54/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
Guiglo Department is a department of Cavally Region in Montagnes District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 176,688 and its seat is the settlement of Guiglo. The sub-prefectures of the department are Bédy-Goazon, Guiglo, Kaadé, and Nizahon.
Guiglo Department was created in 1969 as one of the 24 new departments that were created to take the place of the six departments that were being abolished. It was created from territory that was formerly part of Ouest Department. Using current boundaries as a reference, from 1969 to 1988 the department occupied the same territory as Cavally Region plus Duékoué Department of Guémon Region. This territory was organised into Moyen-Cavally Region in 1997.
In 1988, Guiglo Department was split in two in order to create Duékoué Department. In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Guiglo Department was included in Dix-Huit Montagnes 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, Guiglo Department became part of Cavally Region in Montagnes District.
Maps of historical boundaries
- "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)", abidjan.net, 2 October 2012.
- "Présentation de la Région du Cavally", cavally.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.
- "Le décret n° 2013-179 du 22 mars 2013 portant création du Département de Tai", depse.ci, accessed 23 February 2016.
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