Marahoué 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 Bouaflé. The region's area is 8,680 km2,[2][4] and its population in the 2021 census was 981,180.[3]

Marahoué Region
Région de la Marahoué
Location of Marahoué Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Sassandra-Marahoué District
Location of Marahoué 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 seatBouaflé
 • PrefectKouamé Adrien Gbamélé
 • Council PresidentRichmond Abi Koffi
 • Total8,680 km2 (3,350 sq mi)
 (2021 census)[3]
 • Total981,180
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)



Marahoué Region is currently divided into five departments: Bonon, Bouaflé, Gohitafla, Sinfra, and Zuénoula.


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

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

As part of the 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast, Marahoué 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 the region as a result of the reorganisation.


  1. ^ "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)",, 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Découverte de la Marahoué" Archived 2016-06-04 at the Wayback Machine,, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b 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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