Tabou Department is a department of San-Pédro Region in Bas-Sassandra District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 195,510 and its seat is the settlement of Tabou. The sub-prefectures of the department are Dapo-Iboké, Djamandioké, Djouroutou, Grabo, Olodio, and Tabou. It is the southernmost department of Ivory Coast.
Département de Tabou
Location in Ivory Coast. Tabou Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1988.
|1988||Established as a first-level subdivision via a division of Sassandra Dept|
|1997||Converted to a second-level subdivision|
|2011||Converted to a third-level subdivision|
|• Prefect||Yacouba Doumbia|
|• Total||5,490 km2 (2,120 sq mi)|
|• Density||36/km2 (92/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (GMT)|
In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Tabou Department was included in Bas-Sassandra 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, Tabou Department became part of San-Pédro Region in Bas-Sassandra District.
The department is serviced by Tabou Airport.
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