Regions of Ivory Coast

The highest administrative division of the Ivory Coast is the Districts. Districts are subdivided into regions. The Ivory Coast is divided into 14 districts and 33 regions under 14 districts. In fact, two of the 33 regions are autonomous cities. In this case, 31 regions can be said. Regions of Ivory Coast are divided into departments within themselves. Each region consists of 2 to 4 departments.

Regions of Ivory Coast Map
Regions of Ivory Coast Map

The first region was built in 1997 and the Ivory Coast was divided into 16 regions. By 2000, four regions were divided and new regions were created, increasing the number of regions to 19. By 2011, 19 regions were restructured to create 30 regions. A year later, in 2012, one region was divided and two regions were created. Thus, the number of regions on the Ivory Coast increased to 31. There are two autonomous districts in addition to 31 regions.

Thirty-One Regions of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast is divided into the following 31 regions.

Agnéby-Tiassa

Agnéby-Tiassa is a region in the southeast of the country. The region is adjacent to the Abidjan Autonomous District and Grands-Ponts region in the south, Moronou and Bélier in the north, Goh and Lôh-Djiboua in the west and Me region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of Agnéby-Tiassa region is 9,080 square kilometers and the population is 606,852 according to 2014 data.

Bafing

Bafing is a region located in the east of the country. The region is adjacent to Tonkpi in the south, Kabadougou in the north and Worodougou region in the east. Region was created in 2000. The area of the Bafing region is 8,650 square kilometers and the population is 183,047 according to the 2014 data.

Bagoué

Bagoué is a region located in the north of the country. The region is adjacent to Worodougou and Bere in the south, Poro in the east, Folon and Kabadougou region in the west. Region was created in 2011. The area of the Bagoué region is 10,668 square kilometers and the population is 375,687 according to 2014 data.

Bélier

Bélier is a region located in the central part of the country. The region is adjacent to Agnéby-Tiassa and Goh in the south, Iffou, N’zi and Moronou in the east, Yamoussoukro Autonomous District and Marahoue region in the west. Region was created in 2011. The area of Bélier region is 6,809 square kilometers and the population is 346,768 according to 2014 data.

Béré

Béré is located in the central and northern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Marahoue, Haut-Sassandra and Gbeke in the south, Hambol and San Pedro in the east and Worodougou region in the west. Region was created in 2011. The Béré region has an area of 13,293 square kilometers and a population of 389,758 according to 2014 data.

Bounkani

Bounkani is a region located in the northeastern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Gontougo and Hambol in the south and Tchologo region in the west. Region was created in 2011. The area of the Bounkani region is 22,091 square kilometers and the population is 267,167 according to 2014 data.

Cavally

Cavally is a region located in the western part of the country. The region is adjacent to San Pedro in the south, Nawa in the west, Guemon and Tonkpi region in the north. Region was created in 2011. The area of the Cavally region is 11,376 square kilometers and the population is 346,768 according to 2014 data.

Folon

Folon is a region located in the northwestern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Kabadougou in the south and Bagoué region in the west. Region was created in 2011. The area of Folon region is 11,376 square kilometers and according to the data of 7,239 the population is 96,415.

Gbêkê

Gbêkê is a region located in the central part of the country. The region is adjacent to Belier in the south, Marahoue in the west, Bere and Hambol in the north and Iffoy region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of Gbêkê region is 9,136 square kilometers and the population is 1,010,849 according to 2014 data.

Gbôklé

Gbôklé is a region located in the southern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Lôh-Djiboua and Nawa in the north, San Pedro in the west and Grands-Ponts region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The Gbôklé region has a surface area of 7,225 square kilometers and a population of 400,798 according to 2014 data.

Gôh

Gôh is a region located in the southern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Lôh-Djiboua in the south, Haut-Sassandra and Marahoue in the north, Nawa in the west, Yamoussoukro Autonomous District in the east, Belier and Agnéby-Tiassa region. Region was created in 2011. The Gôh region has a surface area of 7,327 square kilometers and a population of 876,117 according to 2014 data.

Gontougo

Gontougo is a region located in the eastern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Indénié-Djuablin in the south, Bounkani in the north, Hambol and Iffou region in the west. Region was created in 2011. The area of Gontougo region is 16,770 square kilometers and the population is 667,185 according to 2014 data.

Grands-Ponts

Grands-Ponts is a region located in the southern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Agnéby-Tiassa and Lôh-Djiboua in the north, Gbokle region in the west and Abidjan Autonomous District in the east. Region was created in 2011. The Grands-Ponts region has a surface area of 5,500 square kilometers and a population of 356,495 according to 2014 data.

Guémon

Guémon is a region located in the western part of the country. The region is adjacent to Nawa in the south, Tonkpi in the north, Cavally in the west and Haut-Sassandra region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of Guémon region is 6,695 square kilometers and the population is 919,392 according to 2014 data.

Hambol

Hambol is a region located in the northeastern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Gbeke and Iffou in the south, Poro and Tchologo in the north, Bere in the west, Cavally and Gontougo region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of Hambol region is 19,122 square kilometers and the population is 429,977 according to 2014 data.

Haut-Sassandra

Haut-Sassandra is a region located in the central and western part of the country. The region is adjacent to Goh and Nawa in the south, Worodougou and Bere in the north, Guemon and Tonkpi in the west, and Marahoue region in the east. Region was created in 1977. The area of the Haut-Sassandra region is 17,761 square kilometers and the population is 1,430,960 according to 2014 data.

Iffou

Iffou is a region located in the eastern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Indénié-Djuablin and Moronou in the south, Hambol in the north, Belier and Gbeke in the west and Gontougo region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of the Iffou region is 8,632 square kilometers and the population is 311,642 according to 2014 data.

Indénié-Djuablin

Indénié-Djuablin is an area located in the eastern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Sud-Comoé in the south, Gontougo and Iffou in the north, Moronou and La Me region in the west. Region was created in 2011. The area of the Indénié-Djuablin region is 6,919 square kilometers and the population is 560,432 according to 2014 data.

Kabadougou

Kabadougou is a region located in the northwestern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Bafing and Worodougou in the south, Folon in the north and Bagoue region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of Kabadougou region is 13,758 square kilometers and the population is 193,364 according to 2014 data.

La Mé

La Mé is a region located in the southeastern part of the country. The region is adjacent to the Abidjan Autonomous District and Sud-Comoe in the south, Moronou in the north, Agnéby-Tiassa in the west and Indénié-Djuablin region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of La Mé region is 8,237 square kilometers and the population is 514,700 according to 2014 data.

Lôh-Djiboua

Lôh-Djiboua is a region located in the southern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Gbokle and Grands Ponts in the south, Goh in the north, Nawa in the west, and Agnéby-Tiassa region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The Lôh-Djiboua region has a surface area of 10,650 square kilometers and a population of 729,169 according to 2014 data.

Marahoué

Marahoué is a region located in the central part of the country. The region is adjacent to Goh in the south, Bere in the north, Haut-Sassandra in the west, Gbeke, Belier region and Yamoussoukro Autonomous District in the east. Region was created in 1997. The area of the Marahoué region is 9,092 square kilometers and the population is 862,344 according to 2014 data.

Moronou

Moronou is a region located in the central and eastern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Agnéby-Tiassa and La Me in the south, Iffou and N’Zi in the north, Belier in the west, Indénié-Djuablin region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of Moronou region is 6,670 square kilometers and the population is 352,616 according to 2014 data.

Nawa

Nawa is a region located in the southwestern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Gbokle and San Pedro in the south, Guemon and Haut-Sassandra in the north, Cavally in the west, Goh and Lôh-Djiboua region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of Nawa region is 9,193 square kilometers and the population is 1,053,084 according to 2014 data.

N’Zi

N’Zi is a region located in the central part of the country. The region is adjacent to Moronou in the south, Yamoussoukro Autonomous District in the west and Belier region, and Iffou region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of the N’Zi region is 6,820 square kilometers and the population is 247,578 according to 2014 data.

Poro

Poro is a region located in the northern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Bere and Hambol in the south, Bagoue in the west and Tchologo region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of Poro region is 13,400 square kilometers and the population is b according to 2014 data.

San-Pédro

San-Pédro is a region located in the southwestern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Cavally and Nawa in the north and Gbokle region in the east. Region was created in 2011. San-Pédro region has a surface area of 12,790 square kilometers and a population of 826,666 according to 2014 data.

Sud-Comoé

Sud-Comoé is a region located in the southeastern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Indénié-Djuablin in the north, La Me region in the west and the Autonomous District of Abidjan. Region was created in 2011. Sud-Comoé region has a surface area of 7,189 square kilometers and a population of 642,620 according to 2014 data.

Tchologo

Tchologo is a region located in the northern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Hambol in the south, Poro in the west and Bounkani region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of Tchologo region is 17,728 square kilometers and the population is 467,958 according to 2014 data.

Tonkpi

Tonkpi is a region located in the western part of the country. The region is adjacent to Cavally and Guemon in the south, Bafing in the north, Haut-Sassandra and Worodougou region in the east. Region was created in 2011. The area of Tonkpi region is 12,284 square kilometers and the population is 992,564 according to 2014 data.

Worodougou

Worodougou is a region located in the northwestern part of the country. The region is adjacent to Haut-Sassandra in the south, Bagoue and Kabadougou in the north, Bafing and Tonkpi in the west and Bere region in the east. Region was created in 1997. The area of the Worodougou region is 13,352 square kilometers and the population is 662,092 according to 2014 data.

Two Autonomous Districts of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast is divided into 2 autonomous regions as well as 31 regions; Abidjan Autonomous District and Yamoussoukro Autonomous District.

Abidjan Autonomous District

Abidjan

Abidjan is the largest city and former capital of the Ivory Coast. It is known as the Paris of West Africa. Abidjan has a population of around 3 million and is one of the most populous cities in Africa. It has become a cosmopolitan center, attracting many French and neighboring citizens. Abidjan is one of the most popular cities in West Africa with its tall buildings and the lake extending to the sea. The area of Abidjan district is 2,119 square kilometers and according to 2014 data the population is 4,707,404. The population of the city is 4,395,243 according to 2014 data.

Yamoussoukro Autonomous District

Yamoussoukro1

Yamoussoukro is the official capital of the Ivory Coast. Located 240 kilometers north of Abidjan, the city has an area of 3,500 square kilometers and a population of 355,573 according to 2014 data. The world’s largest basilica is located in this city. It’s seven times bigger than the basilica in the Vatican.

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