Toulépleu Department

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Toulépleu Department
Département de Toulépleu
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Toulépleu Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1998.
Location in Ivory Coast. Toulépleu Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1998.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Montagnes
Region Cavally
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
Departmental seat Toulépleu
Government[1]
 • Prefect Karim Diarra
Area[2]
 • Total 812 km2 (314 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 56,992
 • 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.

History[edit]

Toulépleu Department was created in 1998 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Guiglo Department.[4] 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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)", abidjan.net, 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Présentation de la Région du Cavally", cavally.org, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 6°35′N 8°25′W / 6.583°N 8.417°W / 6.583; -8.417