Bas-Sassandra District

Bas-Sassandra District (French: District du Bas-Sassandra; [ba.sa.sɑ̃d.ʁa], "Lower 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
Country Ivory Coast
Established2011
CapitalSan-Pédro
Area
 • Total28,350 km2 (10,950 sq mi)
Population
 (2021 census)[2]
 • Total2,687,176
 • Density95/km2 (250/sq mi)

Creation

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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 divisions

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

Population

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According to the 2021 census, Bas-Sassandra District has a population of 2,687,176.[2]

References

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  1. ^ "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Statoids. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b Citypopulation.de Population of the districts of Ivory Coast
  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").

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