Sikensi Department

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Sikensi Department
Département de Sikensi
Department
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Location in Ivory Coast. Sikensi Department has retained the same boundaries since its creation in 2005.
CountryFlag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
District Lagunes
Region Agnéby-Tiassa
2005 Established as a second-level subdivision via a division of Dabou Dept
2011 Converted to a third-level subdivision
Departmental seat Sikensi
Government [1]
  Prefect Yéo Oumar
Population (2014)
  Total 78,439 [2]
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Sikensi Department is a department of Agnéby-Tiassa Region in Lagunes District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 78,439 and its seat is the settlement of Sikensi. The sub-prefectures of the department are Gomon and Sikensi.

Departments of Ivory Coast

Departments of Ivory Coast are currently the third-level administrative subdivision of the country. Each of the 31 second-level regions of Ivory Coast is divided into two or more departments. Each department is divided into two or more sub-prefectures, which are the fourth-level subdivisions in Ivory Coast. As of 2016, there are 108 departments of Ivory Coast.

Lagunes District District in Ivory Coast

Lagunes District is one of fourteen administrative districts of Ivory Coast. The district is located in the southern part of the country. The capital of the district is Dabou.

Ivory Coast A republic in West Africa

Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea and Liberia to the west, Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

History

Sikensi Department was created in 2005 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Dabou Department. [3] At its creation, it was part of Lagunes Region.

Dabou Department Department in Lagunes, Ivory Coast

Dabou Department is a department of Grands-Ponts Region in Lagunes District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 148,874 and its seat is the settlement of Dabou. The sub-prefectures of the department are Dabou, Lopou, and Toupah.

Lagunes Region region of Côte dIvoire

Lagunes Region is a defunct region of Ivory Coast. From 1997 to 2011, it was a first-level subdivision region. The region's capital was Abidjan and its area was 13,323 km². Since 2011, the area formerly encompassed by the region is Abidjan Autonomous District and part of Lagunes District.

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, Sikensi Department became part of Agnéby-Tiassa Region in Lagunes District.

Districts of Ivory Coast

The districts of Ivory Coast are the first-level administrative subdivisions of the country. The districts were created in 2011 in an effort to further decentralise the state, but in practice most of them have not yet begun to function as governmental entities.

Notes

  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 5 December 2015.
  3. "Regions of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)", statoids.com, accessed 16 February 2016.

Coordinates: 5°40′N4°34′W / 5.667°N 4.567°W / 5.667; -4.567

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