Département de Toulépleu
Location in Ivory Coast. Toulépleu Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1998.
|1998||Established as a second-level subdivision via a division of Guiglo Dept|
|2000||Transferred to the new Moyen-Cavally Region|
|2011||Converted to a third-level subdivision|
|• Prefect||Karim Diarra|
|• Total||812 km2 (314 sq mi)|
|• Density||70/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
Toulépleu Department is a department of Cavally Region in Montagnes District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 56,992 and its seat is the settlement of Toulépleu. The sub-prefectures of the department are Bakoubli, Méo, Nézobly, Péhé, Tiobly, and Toulépleu. It is the westernmost department of Ivory Coast.
Toulépleu Department was created in 1998 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Guiglo Department. At its creation, it was part of Dix-Huit Montagnes Region. In 2000, Toulépleu Department was transferred to the newly created Moyen-Cavally 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, Toulépleu Department became part of Cavally Region in Montagnes District.
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