Lakota Department

Lakota Department is a department of Lôh-Djiboua Region in Gôh-Djiboua District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 202,201 and its seat is the settlement of Lakota. The sub-prefectures of the department are Djidji, Gagoré, Goudouko, Lakota, Niambézaaria, and Zikisso.

Lakota Department

Département de Lakota
Location in Ivory Coast. Lakota Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1980.
Location in Ivory Coast. Lakota Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1980.
Country Ivory Coast
DistrictGôh-Djiboua
RegionLôh-Djiboua
1980Established as a first-level subdivision via division of Divo Dept
1997Converted to a second-level subdivision
2011Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seatLakota
Government
 • PrefectYahala Coulibaly
Population
 (2014)
 • Total202,201[2]
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Lakota Department was created in 1980 as a split-off from Divo Department.[3] In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Lakota Department was included in 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, Lakota Department became part of Lôh-Djiboua Region in Gôh-Djiboua 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. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 5°51′N 5°41′W / 5.850°N 5.683°W / 5.850; -5.683