Alépé Department

Alépé Department is a department of La Mé Region in Lagunes District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 125,877 and its seat is the settlement of Alépé. The sub-prefectures of the department are Aboisso-Comoé, Alépé, Allosso, Danguira, and Oghlwapo.

Alépé Department
Département d'Alépé
Location in Ivory Coast. Alépé Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1998.
Location in Ivory Coast. Alépé Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1998.
Country Ivory Coast
DistrictLagunes
RegionLa Mé
1998Established as a second-level subdivision via a division of Abidjan Dept
2011Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seatAlépé
Government
 • PrefectDiane Bassinima
Area
 • Total2,700 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)[3]
 • Total125,877
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

HistoryEdit

Alépé Department was created in 1998 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Abidjan Department.[4] At its creation, it was part of Lagunes 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, Alépé Department became part of La Mé Region in Lagunes District.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)", abidjan.net, 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Présentation du Département d'Alépé" Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine, regiondelame.net, accessed 25 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 5°30′N 3°40′W / 5.500°N 3.667°W / 5.500; -3.667