Département de Yamoussoukro
Location in Ivory Coast. Yamoussoukro Department has had these boundaries since 2009.
|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|
|• Prefect||André Ekponon Assomou|
|• Total||2,380 km2 (920 sq mi)|
|• 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
Yamoussoukro Department was established in 1988 as first-level subdivision by dividing Bouaké Department. 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 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.
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- "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.
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