Haut-Sassandra Region is one of the 31 regions of Ivory Coast and is one of two regions in Sassandra-Marahoué District. The region's seat is Daloa. The region's area is 15,190 km²,[2][4] and its population in the 2021 census was 1,739,697,[3] making it the most populous region of Ivory Coast.

Haut-Sassandra Region
Région du Haut-Sassandra
Official seal of Haut-Sassandra Region
"Cohésion, travail, développement"
Location of Haut-Sassandra Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Sassandra-Marahoué District
Location of Haut-Sassandra Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Sassandra-Marahoué District
Country Ivory Coast
1997Established as a first-level subdivision
2000Divided to create Fromager Region
2011Converted to a second-level subdivision
Regional seatDaloa
 • PrefectKouamé Brou
 • Council PresidentAlphonse Djedje Mady
 • Total15,190 km2 (5,860 sq mi)
 (2021 census)[3]
 • Total1,739,697
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Departments and geography edit

Haut-Sassandra is currently divided into four departments: Daloa, Issia, Vavoua, and Zoukougbeu.

The region is traversed by a northwesterly line of equal latitude and longitude.

History edit

Haut-Sassandra Region upon its creation in 1997. Haut-Sassandra retained these boundaries until 2000, when it and Marahoué Region were divided to create Fromager Region.

Haut-Sassandra Region was created in 1997 as a first-level administrative region of the country. In 2000, Gagnoa Department was split off from Haut-Sassandra and combined with Oumé Department from Marahoué Region to form Fromager Region.

As part of the 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast, Haut-Sassandra was converted into a second-level administrative region and became part of the new first-level Sassandra-Marahoué District.[5] No territorial changes were made to Haut-Sassandra as a result of the reorganisation.

Notes edit

  1. ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)", abidjan.net, 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Haut-Sassandra", gouv.ci, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b Citypopulation.de Population of the regions and departments of Ivory Coast
  4. ^ Since 2000. From 1997 to 2000, the area was greater.
  5. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.

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