Lacs Region is a defunct region of Ivory Coast. From 1997 to 2011, it was a first-level subdivision region. The region's capital was Yamoussoukro and its area was 8,875 km².[1] Since 2011, the area formerly encompassed by the region is the Autonomous District of Yamoussoukro and part of Lacs District.[2]

Lacs Region
Région des Lacs
Defunct region of Ivory Coast
1997–2011
Côte d'Ivoire - Lacs.svg
Location of Lacs Region in Ivory Coast
CapitalYamoussoukro
Area 
• 
8,875 km2 (3,427 sq mi)
History
History 
• Established as a first-level subdivision
1997
• Disestablished
2011
Today part ofYamoussoukro Autonomous District and Bélier Region

Administrative divisionsEdit

At the time of its dissolution, Lacs Region was divided into five departments: Attiégouakro, Didiévi, Tiébissou, Toumodi, and Yamoussoukro. Attiégouakro Department was created in 2009 and was therefore part of Lacs Region for only a short time.

AbolitionEdit

Lacs Region was abolished as part of the 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast. The territories of the departments of Didiévi, Tiébissou, and Toumodi became the second-level Bélier Region in the new Lacs District. The territory of the remaining departments, Attiégouakro and Yamoussoukro, became the new Autonomous District of Yamoussoukro.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)". Statoids.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.

Coordinates: 6°50′N 5°10′W / 6.833°N 5.167°W / 6.833; -5.167