Minignan Department

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Minignan Department
Département de Minignan
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Minignan Department has had these boundaries since 2011.
Location in Ivory Coast. Minignan Department has had these boundaries since 2011.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Denguélé
Region Folon
2005 Established as a second-level subdivision via a division of Odienné Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
2011 Divided to create Kaniasso Dept
Departmental seat Minignan
Government[1]
 • Prefect Abdou Karim Barro Baladji
Area[2]
 • Total 3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 38,199
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Minignan Department is a department of Folon Region in Denguélé District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 38,199 and its seat is the settlement of Minignan. The sub-prefectures of the department are Kimbirila-Nord, Minignan, Sokoro, and Tienko.

History[edit]

Minignan Department upon its creation in 2005. It kept these boundaries until 2011, but other subdivision boundary changes began to be made in 2008.

Minignan Department was created in 2005 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Odienné Department.[4] At its creation, it was part of Denguélé 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, Minignan Department became part of Folon Region in Denguélé District. At the same time, the department was split to create Kaniasso Department.

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. ^ "Découverte du Folon", ardci-rd.org, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 10°0′N 7°50′W / 10.000°N 7.833°W / 10.000; -7.833