Regions of Ivory Coast

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The regions of Ivory Coast (French: régions de Côte d'Ivoire) are the second-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast. There are 31 regions, and each region is subdivided into two or more departments, the third-level division in Ivory Coast. Two to four regions are combined to make up a district, the first-level subdivision. The two autonomous districts of Ivory Coast are not divided into regions.

Prior to a 2011 reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast, regions were the first-level subdivision of the country. In the reorganisation, districts were created and replaced regions as the first-level subdivisions and the 19 regions were reorganized into 31.

Jurisdiction and organisation[edit]

The government of each region is responsible for designing and implementing programmes to improve the economic, social, and cultural life of the region.[1] Regions are also responsible for coordinating and harmonising the activities of their departmental governments and for implementing public interest projects established by the district or the national government.[1]

Each region is headed by a prefect, who is appointed by the cabinet of the national government.[1]


There are 31 regions of Ivory Coast. Two areas of the country, the autonomous districts of Abidjan and Yamoussoukro, are not divided into regions. The regions are as follows:

Regions of Ivory Coast

The 14 districts (of which two are autonomous and are not subdivided into regions) and the 31 regions are listed below, with their regional seats and populations at the 2014 census.[2]

District District capital Regions Region seat Population
(District Autonome d'Abidjan)
(District du Bas-Sassandra)
San-Pédro Gbôklé Sassandra 400,798
Nawa Soubré 1,053,084
San-Pédro San-Pédro 826,666
(District du Comoé)
Abengourou Indénié-Djuablin Abengourou 560,432
Sud-Comoé Aboisso 642,620
(District du Denguélé)
Odienné Folon Minignan 96,415
Kabadougou Odienné 193,364
(District du Gôh-Djiboua)
Gagnoa Gôh Gagnoa 876,117
Lôh-Djiboua Divo 729,169
(District des Lacs)
Dimbokro Bélier Yamoussoukro[3] 346,768
Iffou Daoukro 311,642
Moronou Bongouanou 352,616
N'Zi Dimbokro 247,578
(District des Lagunes)
Dabou Agnéby-Tiassa Agboville 606,852
Grands-Ponts Dabou 356,495
La Mé Adzopé 514,700
(District des Montagnes)
Man Cavally Guiglo 459,964
Guémon Duékoué 919,392
Tonkpi Man 992,564
(District du Sassandra-Marahoué)
Daloa Haut-Sassandra Daloa 1,430,960
Marahoué Bouaflé 862,344
(District des Savanes)
Korhogo Bagoué Boundiali 375,687
Poro Korhogo 763,852
Tchologo Ferkessédougou 467,958
Vallée du Bandama
(District de la Vallée du Bandama)
Bouaké Gbêkê Bouaké 1,010,849
Hambol Katiola 429,977
(District du Woroba)
Séguéla Béré Mankono 389,758
Bafing Touba 183,047
Worodougou Séguéla 272,334
(District Autonome du Yamoussoukro)
(District du Zanzan)
Bondoukou Bounkani Bouna 267,167
Gontougo Bondoukou 667,185

Regions before 2011[edit]

Before a reorganization in 2011, the regions were the first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast. The 19 regions then in existence were as follows:[4]

As is the case now, regions were further divided into departments. Prior to 2011, departments were the second-level administrative subdivisions.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Loi n° 2014-451 du 05 août 2014 portant orientation de l'organisation générale de l'Administration Territoriale.
  2. ^ Districts of Côte d'Ivoire at Institut National de la Statistique, Côte d'Ivoire.
  3. ^ While Yamoussoukro is the seat of Bélier region, the city itself is not part of the region.
  4. ^ Regions of Côte d'Ivoire at