San-Pédro Department

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San-Pédro Department
Département de San-Pédro
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. San-Pédro Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1988.
Location in Ivory Coast. San-Pédro Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1988.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Bas-Sassandra
Region San-Pédro
1988 Established as a first-level subdivision via a division of Sassandra Dept
1997 Converted to a second-level subdivision
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat San-Pédro
Government[1]
 • Prefect Ousman Coulibaly
Area[2]
 • Total 7,072 km2 (2,731 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 631,156
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

San-Pédro Department is a department of San-Pédro Region in Bas-Sassandra District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 631,156 and its seat is the settlement of San-Pédro. The sub-prefectures of the department are Doba, Dogbo, Gabiadji, Grand-Béréby, and San-Pédro.

History[edit]

San-Pédro Department was created in 1988 as a first-level subdivison via a split-off from Sassandra 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. San-Pédro Department was included in Bas-Sassandra 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, San-Pédro Department became part of San-Pédro Region in Bas-Sassandra District.

Notes[edit]

Coordinates: 4°45′N 6°38′W / 4.750°N 6.633°W / 4.750; -6.633