Tabou Department

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.

Tabou Department

Département de Tabou
Location in Ivory Coast. Tabou Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1988.
Location in Ivory Coast. Tabou Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 1988.
Country Ivory Coast
DistrictBas-Sassandra
RegionSan-Pédro
1988Established as a first-level subdivision via a division of Sassandra Dept
1997Converted to a second-level subdivision
2011Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seatTabou
Government
 • PrefectYacouba Doumbia
Area
 • Total5,490 km2 (2,120 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)[2]
 • Total195,510
 • Density36/km2 (92/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

HistoryEdit

Tabou Department was created in 1988 as a first-level subdivision via a split-off from Sassandra 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. 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.

TransportEdit

The department is serviced by Tabou Airport.

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. Retrieved 6 December 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 4°25′N 7°22′W / 4.417°N 7.367°W / 4.417; -7.367