Issia Department

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Issia Department
Département d'Issia
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Issia Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1980.
Location in Ivory Coast. Issia Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1980.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Sassandra-Marahoué
Region Haut-Sassandra
1980 Established as a first-level subdivision via a division of Daloa Dept
1997 Converted to a second-level subdivision
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Issia
Government[1]
 • Prefect Benjamin Effoli
Population (2014)
 • Total 327,901[2]
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Issia Department is a department of Haut-Sassandra Region in Sassandra-Marahoué District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 327,901 and its seat is the settlement of Issia. The sub-prefectures of the department are Boguédia, Iboguhé, Issia, Nahio, Namané, Saïoua, and Tapéguia.

History[edit]

Issia Department was created in 1980 as first-level subdivision via a split-off from Daloa Department.[3] In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Issia Department was included in Haut-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, Issia Department remained part of the retained Haut-Sassandra Region in the new Sassandra-Marahoué 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. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 6°29′N 6°35′W / 6.483°N 6.583°W / 6.483; -6.583