Bouaflé Department is a department of Marahoué Region in Sassandra-Marahoué District, Ivory Coast. In 2021, its population was 300,305[3] and its seat is the settlement of Bouaflé. The sub-prefectures of the department are Bégbessou, Bouaflé, N'Douffoukankro, Pakouabo, and Tibéita.

Bouaflé Department
Département de Bouaflé
Location in Ivory Coast. Bouaflé Department has had these boundaries since 2020.
Location in Ivory Coast. Bouaflé Department has had these boundaries since 2020.
Country Ivory Coast
1969Established as a first-level subdivision
1980Divided to create Zuénoula Dept
1988Divided to create Sinfra Dept
1997Converted to a second-level subdivision
2020Divided to create Bonon Dept
2011Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seatBouaflé
 • PrefectKouamé Adrien Gbamélé
 • Total2,580 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
 (2021 census)[3]
 • Total300,305
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)


Bouaflé Department upon its creation in 1969. It kept these boundaries until 1980, but other departments began to be divided in 1974.
Bouaflé Department from 1980 to 1988.

Bouaflé Department was created in 1969 as one of the 24 new departments that were created to take the place of the six departments that were being abolished. It was created from territory that was formerly part of Centre Department. Using current boundaries as a reference, the department occupied the same territory that is today Marahoué Region.

In 1980, Bouaflé Department was divided to create Zuénoula Department.[4] What remained was divided again in 1988 to create Sinfra Department.[4]

In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Bouaflé Department was included as part of Marahoué 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, Bouaflé Department remained part of the retained Marahoué Region in the new Sassandra-Marahoué District.


  1. ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)",, 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Découverte de la Marahoué" Archived 2016-06-04 at the Wayback Machine,, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b Population of the regions and departments of Ivory Coast
  4. ^ a b "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)",, accessed 16 February 2016.



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