Lacs Region

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Lacs Region
Région des Lacs
Defunct region of Ivory Coast
1997–2011
Côte d'Ivoire - Lacs.svg
Location of Lacs Region in Ivory Coast
CapitalYamoussoukro
Area 
• 
8,875 km2 (3,427 sq mi)
History
History 
• Established as a first-level subdivision
1997
• Disestablished
2011
Today part ofYamoussoukro Autonomous District and Bélier Region

Lacs Region is a defunct region of Ivory Coast. From 1997 to 2011, it was a first-level subdivision region. The region's capital was Yamoussoukro and its area was 8,875 km².[1] Since 2011, the area formerly encompassed by the region is the Autonomous District of Yamoussoukro and part of Lacs District.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

At the time of its dissolution, Lacs Region was divided into five departments: Attiégouakro, Didiévi, Tiébissou, Toumodi, and Yamoussoukro. Attiégouakro Department was created in 2009 and was therefore part of Lacs Region for only a short time.

Abolition[edit]

Lacs Region was abolished as part of the 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast. The territories of the departments of Didiévi, Tiébissou, and Toumodi became the second-level Bélier Region in the new Lacs District. The territory of the remaining departments, Attiégouakro and Yamoussoukro, became the new Autonomous District of Yamoussoukro.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Statoids.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.

Coordinates: 6°50′N 5°10′W / 6.833°N 5.167°W / 6.833; -5.167