Bas-Sassandra District

Bas-Sassandra District (French: District du Bas-Sassandra) is one of fourteen administrative districts of Ivory Coast. The district is located in the southwest part of the country. The capital of the district is San-Pédro.

Bas-Sassandra District

District du Bas-Sassandra
Côte d'Ivoire - District Bas-Sassandra.svg
Country Ivory Coast
Established2011
CapitalSan-Pédro
Area
 • Total25,800 km2 (10,000 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)[2]
 • Total2,280,548
 • Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)

CreationEdit

The district was created in a 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast.[3] Its territory is composed of the former region of Bas-Sassandra with the addition of the department of Fresco, which was transferred from the region of Sud-Bandama.[4]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Bas-Sassandra District is currently subdivided into three regions and the following departments:

PopulationEdit

According to the 2014 census, Bas-Sassandra District has a population of 2,280,548.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Statoids.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Côte d'Ivoire". GeoHive.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.
  4. ^ Law, Gwillim. "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Administrative Divisions of Countries ("Statoids").

Coordinates: 5°30′N 6°40′W / 5.500°N 6.667°W / 5.500; -6.667