Sakassou Department

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Sakassou Department
Département de Sakassou
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Sakassou Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1988.
Location in Ivory Coast. Sakassou Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1988.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Vallée du Bandama
Region Gbêkê
1988 Established as a first-level subdivision via a division of Bouaké Dept
1997 Converted to a second-level subdivision
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Sakassou
Government[1]
 • Prefect Kouakou Wiha Ange Tchikaya
Area[2]
 • Total 1,820 km2 (700 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 94,525
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Sakassou Department is a department of Gbêkê Region in Vallée du Bandama District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 94,525 and its seat is the settlement of Sakassou. The sub-prefectures of the department are Ayaou-Sran, Dibri-Assirikro, Sakassou, and Toumodi-Sakassou.

History[edit]

Sakassou Department was created in 1988 as a first-level subdivision via a split-off from Bouaké Department.[4]

In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Sakassou Department was included in Vallée du Bandama 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, Sakassou Department became part of Gbêkê Region in Vallée du Bandama 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 Sakassou", rezoivoire.net, accessed 26 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: 7°27′N 5°18′W / 7.450°N 5.300°W / 7.450; -5.300