Département de Sakassou
Location in Ivory Coast. Sakassou Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1988.
|District||Vallée du Bandama|
|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|
|• Prefect||Kouakou Wiha Ange Tchikaya|
|• Total||1,820 km2 (700 sq mi)|
|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.
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.
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