Yamoussoukro Department

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Yamoussoukro Department
Département de Yamoussoukro
Location in Ivory Coast. Yamoussoukro Department has had these boundaries since 2009.
Location in Ivory Coast. Yamoussoukro Department has had these boundaries since 2009.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Yamoussoukro
1988 Established as a first-level subdivision via division of Bouaké Dept
1997 Converted to a second-level subdivision
1998 Divided to create Tiébissou Dept
2009 Divided to create Attiégouakro Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
2011 Transferred from Lacs Region to Yamoussoukro Autonomous District
Departmental seat Yamoussoukro
 • Prefect André Ekponon Assomou
 • Total 2,380 km2 (920 sq mi)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 310,056
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Yamoussoukro Department is a department of Ivory Coast. The department houses the political capital of Ivory Coast, Yamoussoukro, and is one of two departments in the Yamoussoukro Autonomous District.

Population and sub-prefectures[edit]

In the 2014 census, Yamoussoukro Department had a population of 310,056.[2] The department is divided into two sub-prefectures, Yamoussoukro and Kossou.


Yamoussoukro Department upon its creation in 1988. It kept these boundaries until 1998, but other subdivision boundary changes began to be made in 1995.
Yamoussoukro Department from 1998 until 2009. (Other subdivision boundaries changed beginning in 2000.)

Yamoussoukro Department was established in 1988 as first-level subdivision by dividing Bouaké Department.[3] In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Yamoussoukro Department was included in Lacs Region.

In 1998, Yamoussoukro Department was divided in order to create Tiébissou Department.[3] Yamoussoukro Department was divided again in 2009 to create Attiégouakro Department.[3]

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, Yamoussoukro Department became part of Yamoussoukro Autonomous District, one of two districts in the country with no regions.


  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 "Côte d'Ivoire", geohive.com, accessed 24 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.