Sub-prefectures of Ivory Coast

Sub-prefectures of Ivory Coast (French: sous-préfectures de Côte d'Ivoire) are the fourth-level administrative subdivisions of the country. There are currently 510 sub-prefectures. They were created in 2011, when the administrative subdivisions of Ivory Coast were reorganised.

Sub-prefectures of Ivory Coast. The sub-prefecture boundaries are dotted lines. The green dots indicate the location of the settlement that is the seat of each sub-prefecture. The grey zones are areas of the country not governed by sub-prefectures.

In Ivory Coast, there are 14 first-level districts (including two autonomous districts) sub-divided into 31 regions, which are sub-divided into 108 departments (French: départements), which are further sub-divided into 510 sub-prefectures. The sub-prefectures contain more than 8000 villages nationwide. Where needed, multiple villages have been combined into 197 communes. The two autonomous districts are not divided into regions, but they do contain one or more departments as well as sub-prefectures and communes.

Two areas of the country are not subdivided into sub-prefectures. First, the urban portion the Autonomous District of Abidjan—constituting Abidjan City proper—contains no sub-prefectures, only communes, although the more rural areas of the Autonomous District of Abidjan are divided into sub-prefectures. Second, the portion of the Comoé National Park that is located in Zanzan District is not divided into sub-prefectures.

Organisation edit

Each sub-prefecture is headed by a sub-prefect, who is appointed by the council of ministers (cabinet) of the national government.[1] The sub-prefecture implements the programmes passed down by the department and works directly with the mayors and heads of villages to ensure cooperation and standardisation throughout the sub-prefecture.[1]

Sub-prefectures by district, region and department edit

Below is a list of sub-prefectures organized by district, region and department. Population figures in parentheses are based on the 2014 RGPH census.[2]

Abidjan Autonomous District edit

  • (population: 4,707,404)

Urban Abidjan edit

  • (population: 4,395,243)
    • North Abidjan (population: 3,190,633)
    1. Abobo* (population: 1,030,658)
    2. Adjamé* (population: 372,978)
    3. Attécoubé* (population: 260,911)
    4. Cocody* (population: 447,055)
    5. Plateau* (population: 7,488)
    6. Yopougon* (population: 1,071,543)
    • South Abidjan (population: 1,204,610)
    1. Koumassi* (population: 433,139)
    2. Marcory* (population: 249,858)
    3. Port-Bouët* (population: 419,033)
    4. Treichville* (population: 102,580)

Rural Abidjan edit

  • (population: 312,161)
    • East Rural Abidjan (population: 107,161)
    1. Bingerville (population: 91,319)
    2. Brofodoumé (population: 15,842)
    • West Rural Abidjan (population: 205,000)
    1. Anyama (population: 148,962)
    2. Songon (population: 56,038)

* – communes, not sub-prefectures

Yamoussoukro Autonomous District edit

  • (population: 355,573)
    • East Yamoussoukro (population: 45,517)
    1. Attiégouakro (population: 12,250)
    2. Lolobo (population: 33,267)
    • West Yamoussoukro (population: 310,056)
    1. Yamoussoukro (population: 281,735)
    2. Kossou (population: 28,321)

Bas-Sassandra District edit

  • (population: 2,280,548)

Gbôklé Region edit

Nawa Region edit

San-Pédro Region edit

Comoé District edit

  • (population: 1,203,052)

Indénié-Djuablin Region edit

Sud-Comoé Region edit

Denguélé District edit

  • (population: 289,779)

Folon Region edit

Kabadougou Region edit

Gôh-Djiboua District edit

  • (population: 1,605,286)

Gôh Region edit

Lôh-Djiboua Region edit

Lacs District edit

  • (population: 1,258,604)

Bélier Region edit

Iffou Region edit

Moronou Region edit

N'Zi Region edit

Lagunes District edit

  • (population: 1,478,047)

Agnéby-Tiassa Region edit

Grands-Ponts Region edit

La Mé Region edit

Montagnes District edit

  • (population: 2,371,920)

Cavally Region edit

Guémon Region edit

Tonkpi Region edit

Sassandra-Marahoué District edit

  • (population: 2,293,304)

Haut-Sassandra Region edit

Marahoué Region edit

Savanes District edit

  • (population: 1,607,497)

Bagoué Region edit

Poro Region edit

Tchologo Region edit

Vallée du Bandama District edit

  • (population: 1,440,826)

Gbêkê Region edit

Hambol Region edit

Woroba District edit

  • (population: 845,139)

Bafing Region edit

Béré Region edit

Worodougou Region edit

Zanzan District edit

  • (population: 934,352)

Bounkani Region edit

Gontougo Region edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b Loi n° 2014-451 du 05 août 2014 portant orientation de l'organisation générale de l'Administration Territoriale.
  2. ^ "GeoHive - Cote d'Ivoire extended population statistics". GeHive. Archived from the original on 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2017-02-14.