Zouan-Hounien Department

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Zouan-Hounien Department
Département de Zouan-Hounien
Department
Location in Ivory Coast. Zouan-Hounien Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2005.
Location in Ivory Coast. Zouan-Hounien Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2005.
Country  Ivory Coast
District Montagnes
Region Tonkpi
2005 Established as a second-level subdivision via a division of Danané Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Zouan-Hounien
Government[1]
 • Prefect Lancina Fofana
Population (2014)
 • Total 195,082[2]
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Zouan-Hounien Department is a department of Tonkpi Region in Montagnes District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 195,082 and its seat is the settlement of Zouan-Hounien. The sub-prefectures of the department are Banneu, Bin-Houyé, Goulaleu, Téapleu, Yelleu, and Zouan-Hounien.

History[edit]

Zouan-Hounien Department was created in 2005 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Danané Department.[3] At its creation, it was part of Dix-Huit Montagnes 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, Zouan-Hounien Department became part of Tonkpi 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. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 6°55′N 8°13′W / 6.917°N 8.217°W / 6.917; -8.217