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Bounkani Region is one of the 31 regions of Ivory Coast. Since its establishment in 2011, it has been one of two regions in Zanzan District. The seat of the region is Bouna and the region's population in the 2014 census was 267,167.

Bounkani Region

Région du Bounkani
Official seal of Bounkani Region
Seal
Motto(s): 
"Terre des travailleurs"
Location of Bounkani Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Zanzan District
Location of Bounkani Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Zanzan District
Country Ivory Coast
DistrictZanzan
Established2011
Regional seatBouna
Government
 • PrefectTuo Fozié
 • Council PresidentPhilippe Hien
Area
 • Total22,091 km2 (8,529 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)[3]
 • Total267,167
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Bounkani is currently divided into four departments: Bouna, Doropo, Nassian, and Téhini.

Just over half of Bounkani (11 090 km²) is located in Comoé National Park. The portion of Bounkani that is within the park is not governed by any department.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)", abidjan.net, 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Bounkani", gouv.ci, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015.

Coordinates: 9°16′N 3°0′W / 9.267°N 3.000°W / 9.267; -3.000