Communes of Ivory Coast

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Communes of Ivory Coast. Green dots indicate the location of the settlement that serves as seat of each commune.

The communes of Ivory Coast are a fifth-level administrative unit of administration in Ivory Coast. The sub-prefectures of Ivory Coast contain villages, and in select instances more than one village is combined into a commune. There are currently 197 communes in the 510 sub-prefectures.

Prior to 2011, communes were the third-level administrative units of the country. Under the administration of Laurent Gbagbo, the number of communes grew to more than 1300. In 2011, a reorganisation of the country's subdivisions was undertaken, with a goal of decentralising the state. As part of the reorganisation, communes were converted from third-level divisions into fifth-level divisions.

In March 2012, the government abolished 1126 communes on the grounds that under the new jurisdiction of districts, regions, departments, and sub-prefectures, these particular communes were not viable governmental units economically.[1] As a result of the reorganisation, there are now 197 communes in Ivory Coast.[1] In many parts of the country, responsibilities previously carried out by the communes have been transferred to other levels of government. In most cases, the town that is the seat of the commune is also the seat of a sub-prefecture.

Communes A–Z

Communes by district and region

Autonomous District of Abidjan



Bas-Sassandra District

Gbôklé Region

Nawa Region

San-Pédro Region

Comoé District

Indénié-Djuablin Region

Sud-Comoé Region

Denguélé District

Folon Region

Kabadougou Region

Gôh-Djiboua District

Gôh Region

Lôh-Djiboua Region

Lacs District

Bélier Region

Iffou Region

Moronou Region

N'Zi Region

Lagunes District

Agnéby-Tiassa Region

Grands-Ponts Region

La Mé Region

Montagnes District

Cavally Region

Guémon Region

Tonkpi Region

Sassandra-Marahoué District

Haut-Sassandra Region

Marahoué Region

Savanes District

Bagoué Region

Poro Region

Tchologo Region

Vallée du Bandama District

Gbêkê Region

Hambol Region

Woroba District

Bafing Region

Béré Region

Worodougou Region

Autonomous District of Yamoussoukro

Zanzan District

Bounkani Region

Gontougo Region

Laws creating communes

The following laws and decrees created communes in Ivory Coast. Many of the communes created by these laws were abolished in the decree of March 2012.


  1. 1 2 "Le gouvernement ivoirien supprime 1126 communes, et maintient 197 pour renforcer sa politique de décentralisation en cours",, 7 March 2012.
  2. Mayo is the only settlement that is the seat of a commune that is not also the seat of a sub-prefecture.

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