Fresco Department

Fresco Department is a department of Gbôklé Region in Bas-Sassandra District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 101,298 and its seat is the settlement of Fresco. The sub-prefectures of the department are Dahiri, Fresco and Gbagbam.

Fresco Department

Département de Fresco
Location in Ivory Coast. Fresco Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2008.
Location in Ivory Coast. Fresco Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2008.
Country Ivory Coast
DistrictBas-Sassandra
RegionGbôklé
2008Established as a second-level subdivision via division of Divo Dept
2011Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seatFresco
Government
 • PrefectKonan Djézou
Population
 (2014)
 • Total101,298[2]
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

HistoryEdit

Fresco Department was created in 2008 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Divo Department.[3][4] At its creation, it was part of Sud-Bandama 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, Fresco Department became part of Gbôklé Region in Bas-Sassandra District. (Fresco Department was combined with Bas-Sassandra Region to create Bas-Sassandra District.)

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 6 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.
  4. ^ Décret n° 2008-282 du 8 octobre 2008 portant création du département de Fresco.

Coordinates: 5°5′N 5°34′W / 5.083°N 5.567°W / 5.083; -5.567