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Grands-Ponts Region (also originally known as Leboutou Region) is one of the 31 regions of Ivory Coast. Since its establishment in 2011, it has been one of three regions in Lagunes District. The seat of the region is Dabou and the region's population in the 2014 census was 356,495.

Grands-Ponts Region

Région des Grands-Ponts

Leboutou Region
Région du Leboutou
Location of Grands-Ponts Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Lagunes District
Location of Grands-Ponts Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Lagunes District
Country Ivory Coast
DistrictLagunes
Established2011
Regional seatDabou
Government
 • PrefectKouakou Assoman
 • Council PresidentJoseph Gabriel Yace
Area
 • Total5,500 km2 (2,100 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)[3]
 • Total356,495
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Grands-Ponts is currently divided into three departments: Dabou, Grand-Lahou, and Jacqueville.

NameEdit

In the 2011 decree that created the region, Grands-Ponts included Abidjan Department and was referred to alternatively as the region of "Grands-Ponts" and "Leboutou".[4] Shortly thereafter, it was determined that Abidjan Autonomous District and Abidjan Department would be co-extensive in territory; since that time, the name "Grands-Ponts" has been used exclusively.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)", abidjan.net, 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Découverte des Grands Ponts", ardci-rd.org, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  4. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.

Coordinates: 5°19′N 4°23′W / 5.317°N 4.383°W / 5.317; -4.383