Marahoué

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Marahoué Region
Région de la Marahoué
Region
Location of Marahoué Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Sassandra-Marahoué District
Location of Marahoué Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Sassandra-Marahoué District
Country  Ivory Coast
District Sassandra-Marahoué
1997 Established as a first-level subdivision
2000 Divided to create Fromager Region
2011 Converted to a second-level subdivision
Regional seat Bouaflé
Government[1]
 • Prefect Kouamé Adrien Gbamélé
 • Council President Richmond Abi Koffi
Area[2]
 • Total 9,092 km2 (3,510 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 862,344
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Marahoué Region is one of the 31 regions of Ivory Coast and is one of two regions in Sassandra-Marahoué District. The region's seat is Bouaflé. The region's area is 9,092 km²,[2][4] and its population in the 2014 census was 862,344.[3]

Departments[edit]

Marahoué Region is currently divided into three departments: Bouaflé, Sinfra, and Zuénoula.

History[edit]

Marahoué Region upon its creation in 1997. Marahoué retained these boundaries until 2000, when it and Haut-Sassandra Region were divided to create Fromager Region.

Marahoué Region was created in 1997 as a first-level administrative region of the country. In 2000, Oumé Department was split off from Marahoué and combined with Gagnoa Department from Haut-Sassandra Region to form Fromager Region.

As part of the 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast, Marahoué was converted into a second-level administrative region and became part of the new first-level Sassandra-Marahoué District.[5] No territorial changes were made to Haut-Sassandra as a result of the reorganisation.

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. ^ a b "Découverte de la Marahoué", ardci-rd.org, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Since 2000. From 1997 to 2000, the area was greater.
  5. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.

Coordinates: 7°10′N 5°50′W / 7.167°N 5.833°W / 7.167; -5.833