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Abengourou Department

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Country  Ivory Coast
Region  Indénié-Djuablin
District  Comoé
Population  336,148 (2014)
Abengourou Department
1969  Established as a first-level subdivision
1995  Divided to create Agnibilékrou Dept
1997  Converted to a second-level subdivision

Abengourou Department is a department of Indénié-Djuablin Region in Comoé District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 336,148 and its seat is the settlement of Abengourou. The sub-prefectures of the department are Abengourou, Amélékia, Aniassué, Ebilassokro, Niablé, Yakassé-Féyassé, and Zaranou.


Abengourou Department was created in 1969 as one of the 24 new departments that were created to take the place of the six departments that were being abolished. It was created from territory that was formerly part of Est Department. Using current boundaries as a reference, the department occupied the entire territory that is currently Indénié-Djuablin Region.

In 1995, the department was split in order to create Agnibilékrou Department. In 1997, regions were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast; as a result, all departments were converted into second-level subdivisions. Abengourou was included in Moyen-Comoé Region.

Abengourou Department was split again in 2008 to create Bettié Department.

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, Abengourou Department became part of Indénié-Djuablin Region in Comoé District.


Abengourou Department Wikipedia

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