Kouto Department

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Kouto Department
Département de Kouto
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Kouto Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2008.
Location in Ivory Coast. Kouto Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2008.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Savanes
Region Bagoué
2008 Established as a second-level subdivision via a division of Boundiali Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Kouto
Government[1]
 • Prefect Clément Koumé Bi Kalou
Area[2]
 • Total 3,614 km2 (1,395 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 129,598
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kouto Department is a department of Bagoué Region in Savanes District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 129,598 and its seat is the settlement of Kouto. The sub-prefectures of the department are Blességué, Gbon, Kolia, Kouto, and Sianhala.

History[edit]

Kouto Department was created in 2008 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Boundiali Department.[4] At its creation, it was part of Savanes 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, Kouto Department became part of Bagoué Region in Savanes 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. ^ "Le département de Kouto", rezoivoire.net, accessed 26 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 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: 9°54′N 6°25′W / 9.900°N 6.417°W / 9.900; -6.417