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Sud-Comoé Region is one of the 31 regions of Ivory Coast. Since 2011, it has been one of two regions in Comoé District. The region's seat is Aboisso. The region's area is 7,189 km²,[2] and its population in the 2014 census was 642,620.[3]

Sud-Comoé Region

Région du Sud-Comoé
Official seal of Sud-Comoé Region
Seal
Motto(s): 
"Silence on développe"
Location of Sud-Comoé Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Comoé District
Location of Sud-Comoé Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Comoé District
Coordinates: 5°30′N 3°15′W / 5.500°N 3.250°W / 5.500; -3.250Coordinates: 5°30′N 3°15′W / 5.500°N 3.250°W / 5.500; -3.250
Country Ivory Coast
DistrictComoé
1997Established as a first-level subdivision
2011Converted to a second-level subdivision
Regional seatAboisso
Government
 • PrefectAlbert Boni Kouassi
 • Council PresidentAka Aouélé
Area
 • Total7,189 km2 (2,776 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)[3]
 • Total642,620
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

HistoryEdit

The territory of the region is virtually co-extensive with the territory of the pre-colonial kingdom of Sanwi, which as late as 1969 attempted to break away from Ivory Coast and form an independent state. Since 2002, the King of Sanwi has been Nana Amon Ndoufou V.

Sud-Comoé Region was established in 1997 as a first-level administrative region. As part of the 2011 administrative reorganisation of the subdivisions of Ivory Coast, Sud-Comoé was converted into a second-level division with no territorial changes. It was combined with Indénié-Djuablin to form the new first-level Comoé District.[4]

DepartmentsEdit

Sud-Comoé Region is currently divided into four departments: Aboisso, Adiaké, Grand-Bassam, and Tiapoum.

ReferencesEdit

  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 "Découverte du Sud-Comoé", ardci-rd.ci, accessed 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Côte d'Ivoire". GeoHive.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  4. ^ Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.