Koungheul Department

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Koungheul
Department
Country  Senegal
Region Kaffrine Region
Commune Koungheul
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 163,438
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Koungheul is the name of one of 45 departments of Senegal, as well as the name of Koungheul Arrondissement and the commune of Koungheul, the principal settlement of the department.

In 2006, the new Koungheul Department was created as a division of Kaffrine Region, by carving off the eastern half of the Kaffrine Department.[1] For administrative purposes it comprises:

  • Koungheul Arrondissement with one commune (town).
  • Ida Moride Arrondissement with three communautés rurales (rural communities).
    • Fass Thiekene
    • Ida Mouride
    • Saly Escale
  • Lour Escale Arrondissement with two communautés rurales.
    • Lour Escale
    • Ribot Escale
  • Missirah Wadene Arrondissement with three communautés rurales.
    • Maka-Yop
    • Missirah Wadene
    • Ngainte Pathé

The 14 Regions of Senegal are subdivided into 45 departments and 103 arrondissements (neither of which have administrative function) and by collectivités locales (the 14 régions, 113 communes, and 370 communautés rurales) which elect administrative officers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See Département de Koungheul at fr:wiki.
    (French) « Décentralisation - Koungheul érigé en département : Totale satisfaction des populations » (article du 19 octobre 2006, Le Quotidien)
    (French) « Le nouveau préfet, Ousmane Kane, installé à Koungheul » (article du Soleil, 26 avril 2007)
  2. ^ List of current local elected officials from Union des Associations d’ Elus Locaux (UAEL) du Sénégal. See also the law creating current local government structures: (French)Code des collectivités locales, Loi n° 96-06 du 22 mars 1996.

Coordinates: 13°59′N 14°48′W / 13.983°N 14.800°W / 13.983; -14.800