Sud-Comoé

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Sud-Comoé Region
Région du Sud-Comoé
Region
Official seal of Sud-Comoé Region
Seal
Motto: "Silence on développe"
Location of Sud-Comoé Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Comoé District
Location of Sud-Comoé Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Comoé District
Coordinates: 5°30′N 3°15′W / 5.500°N 3.250°W / 5.500; -3.250Coordinates: 5°30′N 3°15′W / 5.500°N 3.250°W / 5.500; -3.250
Country  Ivory Coast
District Comoé
1997 Established as a first-level subdivision
2011 Converted to a second-level subdivision
Regional seat Aboisso
Government[1]
 • Prefect Albert Boni Kouassi
 • Council President Aka Aouélé
Area[2]
 • Total 7,189 km2 (2,776 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 642,620
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Sud-Comoé Region is one of the 31 regions of Ivory Coast. Since 2011, it has been one of two regions in Comoé District. The region's seat is Aboisso. The region's area is 7,189 km²,[2] and its population in the 2014 census was 642,620.[3]

History[edit]

The territory of the region is virtually co-extensive with the territory of the pre-colonial kingdom of Sanwi, which as late as 1969 attempted to break away from Ivory Coast and form an independent state. Since 2002, the King of Sanwi has been Nana Amon Ndoufou V.

Sud-Comoé Region was established in 1997 as a first-level administrative region. As part of the 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast, Sud-Comoé was converted into a second-level division with no territorial changes. It was combined with Indénié-Djuablin to form the new first-level Comoé District.[4]

Departments[edit]

Sud-Comoé Region is currently divided into four departments: Aboisso, Adiaké, Grand-Bassam, and Tiapoum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)", abidjan.net, 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Découverte du Sud-Comoé", ardci-rd.ci, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Côte d'Ivoire". GeoHive.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.