Dimbokro Department is a department of N'Zi Region in Lacs District, Ivory Coast. In 2021, its population was 102,192 and its seat is the settlement of Dimbokro. The sub-prefectures of the department are Abigui, Diangokro, Dimbokro, and Nofou.
Département de Dimbokro
|1969||Established as a first-level subdivision|
|1980||Divided to create Bongouanou Dept|
|1988||Divided to create Daoukro Dept|
|1997||Converted to a second-level subdivision|
|1998||Divided to create Bocanda Dept|
|2011||Converted to a third-level subdivision|
|• Prefect||Jacques N'Guessan Obouo|
|• Total||1,480 km2 (570 sq mi)|
|• Density||69/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (GMT)|
Dimbokro 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, from 1969 to 1980 the department encompassed the following territory: all of Moronou Region; all of N'Zi Region; and Daoukro and Ouellé Departments in Iffou Region.
In 1980, Dimbokro Department was divided to create Bongouanou Department. What remained was divided again in 1988 to create Daoukro Department. In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Dimbokro Department was included in N'Zi-Comoé Region. In 1998, the department was divided again to create Bocanda Department.
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, Dimbokro Department became part of N'Zi Region in Lacs District.
Maps of historical boundariesEdit
- ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)", abidjan.net, 2 October 2012.
- ^ Citypopulation.de Population of the regions and departments of Ivory Coast
- ^ a b c "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.
Coordinates: 6°39′N 4°42′W / 6.650°N 4.700°W