Bongouanou Department

Bongouanou Department is a department of Moronou Region in Lacs District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 165,307 and its seat is the settlement of Bongouanou. The sub-prefectures of the department are Andé, Assié-Koumassi, Bongouanou, and N'Guessankro.

Bongouanou Department

Département de Bongouanou
Location in Ivory Coast. Bongouanou Department has had these boundaries since 2009.
Location in Ivory Coast. Bongouanou Department has had these boundaries since 2009.
Country Ivory Coast
DistrictLacs
RegionMoronou
1980Established as a first-level subdivision via a division of Dimbokro Dept
1997Converted to a second-level subdivision
2009Divided to create Arrah and M'Batto Depts
2011Converted to a third-level subdivision
2012Transferred from N'Zi Region to new Moronou Region
Departmental seatBongouanou
Government
 • PrefectNemlin Houande Henriette Epse Diahi Néssero
Population
 (2014)
 • Total165,307[2]
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

HistoryEdit

 
Bongouanou Department upon its creation in 1980. It kept these boundaries until 2009, but other subdivision boundary changes began to be made in 1988.

Bongouanou Department was created in 1980 as a split-off from Dimbokro Department.[3] Using current boundaries as a reference, from 1980 to 2009 the department occupied the same territory as Moronou Region.

In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Bongouanou Department was included in N'Zi-Comoé Region.

In 2009, Bongouanou Department was split into three in order to create Arrah Department and M'Batto Department[3]

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, Bongouanou Department became part of N'Zi Region in Lacs District. In 2012, it was joined with Arrah and M'Batto Departments to form the new Moronou Region.

NotesEdit

  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. ^ a b "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 6°39′N 4°12′W / 6.650°N 4.200°W / 6.650; -4.200