Région de Gbêkê
Région du Wawlè
Location of Gbêkê Region (green) in Ivory Coast and in Vallée du Bandama District
|District||Vallée du Bandama|
|• Prefect||Aka Konin|
|• Council President||Jean Kouassi Abonouan|
|• Total||9,136 km2 (3,527 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
Gbêkê Region (also known as Wawlè Region) is one of the 31 regions of Ivory Coast. Since its establishment in 2011, it has been one of two regions in Vallée du Bandama District. The seat of the region is Bouaké and the region's population in the 2014 census was 1,010,849, making it the third-most populous region of Ivory Coast.
In the 2011 decree that created the region, Gbêkê was referred to alternatively as the region of "Wawlè". Since its creation, the region has more commonly been referred to as "Guémon".
- "Préfets de Région et de Préfets de Département (Conseil des ministres du mercredi 26 septembre 2012)", abidjan.net, 2 October 2012.
- "Gbêkê", gouv.ci, accessed 23 February 2016.
- "Côte d'Ivoire". geohive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
- Décret n° 2011-263 du 28 septembre 2011 portant organisation du territoire national en Districts et en Régions.
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