Centre-Ouest Department

Centre-Ouest Department was a departments of Ivory Coast between 1963 and 1969. It was established in 1963 as a split-off from Sud-Ouest Department. During Centre-Ouest Department's existence, departments were the first-level administrative subdivisions of Ivory Coast.

Centre-Ouest Department
Département de Centre-Ouest
Department of Ivory Coast
1963–1969
Centre-Ouest Department locator map Côte d'Ivoire (1963-69).jpg
The location of Centre-Ouest Department in Ivory Coast.
CapitalDaloa
History
History 
• Established as a first-level subdivision via a division of Sud-Ouest Dept
1963
1969
Today part ofHaut-Sassandra, Gôh, and Nawa Regions

Using current boundaries as a reference, the territory of Centre-Ouest Department was composed of Haut-Sassandra Region, Gôh Region, and Nawa Region.

In 1969, Centre-Ouest Department and the other five existing departments of the country were abolished and replaced with 24 new departments. The territory of Centre-Ouest Department became the new departments of Daloa, Gagnoa, and Sassandra.[1]

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  1. ^ Sassandra Department was created from territory taken partly from Centre-Ouest Department and partly from Sud Department.

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