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Sub-prefectures of Ivory Coast

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Sub-prefectures of Ivory Coast. The sub-prefecture boundaries are dotted lines. The green dots indicate the location of the settlement that is the seat of each sub-prefecture. The grey zones are areas of the country not governed by sub-prefectures.

Sub-prefectures of Ivory Coast (French: sous-préfectures de Côte d'Ivoire) are the fourth-level administrative subdivisions of the country. There are currently 510 sub-prefectures. They were created in 2011, when the administrative subdivisions of Ivory Coast were reorganised.

In Ivory Coast, there are 14 first-level districts (including two autonomous districts) sub-divided into 31 regions, which are sub-divided into 108 departments (French: départements), which are further sub-divided into 510 sub-prefectures. The sub-prefectures contain more than 8000 villages nationwide. Where needed, multiple villages have been combined into 197 communes. The two autonomous districts are not divided into regions, but they do contain one or more departments as well as sub-prefectures and communes.

Two areas of the country are not subdivided into sub-prefectures. First, the urban portion the Autonomous District of Abidjan—constituting Abidjan City proper—contains no sub-prefectures, only communes, although the more rural areas of the Autonomous District of Abidjan are divided into sub-prefectures. Second, the portion of the Comoé National Park that is located in Zanzan District is not divided into sub-prefectures.


Each sub-prefecture is headed by a sub-prefect, who is appointed by the council of ministers (cabinet) of the national government.[1] The sub-prefecture implements the programmes passed down by the department and works directly with the mayors and heads of villages to ensure cooperation and standardisation throughout the sub-prefecture.[1]

Sub-prefectures by district, region and department[edit]

Below is a list of sub-prefectures organized by district, region and department. Population figures in parentheses are based on the 2014 RGPH census.[2]

Abidjan Autonomous District[edit]

  • (population: 4,707,404)

Urban Abidjan[edit]

  • (population: 4,395,243)
    • North Abidjan (population: 3,190,633)
    1. Abobo* (population: 1,030,658)
    2. Adjamé* (population: 372,978)
    3. Attécoubé* (population: 260,911)
    4. Cocody* (population: 447,055)
    5. Plateau* (population: 7,488)
    6. Yopougon* (population: 1,071,543)
    • South Abidjan (population: 1,204,610)
    1. Koumassi* (population: 433,139)
    2. Marcory* (population: 249,858)
    3. Port-Bouët* (population: 419,033)
    4. Treichville* (population: 102,580)

Rural Abidjan[edit]

  • (population: 312,161)
    • East Rural Abidjan (population: 107,161)
    1. Bingerville (population: 91,319)
    2. Brofodoumé (population: 15,842)
    • West Rural Abidjan (population: 205,000)
    1. Anyama (population: 148,962)
    2. Songon (population: 56,038)

* – communes, not sub-prefectures

Yamoussoukro Autonomous District[edit]

  • (population: 355,573)
    • East Yamoussoukro (population: 45,517)
    1. Attiégouakro (population: 12,250)
    2. Lolobo (population: 33,267)
    • West Yamoussoukro (population: 310,056)
    1. Yamoussoukro (population: 281,735)
    2. Kossou (population: 28,321)

Bas-Sassandra District[edit]

  • (population: 2,280,548)

Gbôklé Region[edit]

Nawa Region[edit]

San-Pédro Region[edit]

Comoé District[edit]

  • (population: 1,203,052)

Indénié-Djuablin Region[edit]

Sud-Comoé Region[edit]

Denguélé District[edit]

  • (population: 289,779)

Folon Region[edit]

Kabadougou Region[edit]

Gôh-Djiboua District[edit]

  • (population: 1,605,286)

Gôh Region[edit]

Lôh-Djiboua Region[edit]

Lacs District[edit]

  • (population: 1,258,604)

Bélier Region[edit]

Iffou Region[edit]

Moronou Region[edit]

N'Zi Region[edit]

Lagunes District[edit]

  • (population: 1,478,047)

Agnéby-Tiassa Region[edit]

Grands-Ponts Region[edit]

La Mé Region[edit]

Montagnes District[edit]

  • (population: 2,371,920)

Cavally Region[edit]

Guémon Region[edit]

Tonkpi Region[edit]

Sassandra-Marahoué District[edit]

  • (population: 2,293,304)

Haut-Sassandra Region[edit]

Marahoué Region[edit]

Savanes District[edit]

  • (population: 1,607,497)

Bagoué Region[edit]

Poro Region[edit]

Tchologo Region[edit]

Vallée du Bandama District[edit]

  • (population: 1,440,826)

Gbêkê Region[edit]

Hambol Region[edit]

Woroba District[edit]

  • (population: 845,139)

Bafing Region[edit]

Béré Region[edit]

Worodougou Region[edit]

Zanzan District[edit]

  • (population: 934,352)

Bounkani Region[edit]

Gontougo Region[edit]


  1. ^ a b Loi n° 2014-451 du 05 août 2014 portant orientation de l'organisation générale de l'Administration Territoriale.
  2. ^ "GeoHive - Cote d'Ivoire extended population statistics". GeHive. Archived from the original on 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2017-02-14.