Yamoussoukro (/ˌjæmʊˈsuːkroʊ/) is the political capital and administrative capital city of Ivory Coast and an autonomous district of the country. As of the 2014 preliminary census, the district had a population of 355,573 inhabitants. Located 240 kilometers (150mi) north-west of Abidjan, the administrative centre on the coast, upon rolling hills and plains, the municipality covers 3,500 square kilometers (1,400sqmi).
Prior to 2011, what is now the district of Yamoussoukro was part of Lacs Region and was coterminous with the Yamoussoukro Department. The district was created in 2011 and since 2013, it has been split into the sub-prefectures of Attiégouakro, Kossou, Lolobo, and the sub-prefecture of Yamoussoukro. In total, the district contains 169 settlements. Yamoussoukro is also a commune: since 2012, it has been the sole commune in the autonomous district of Yamoussoukro.
In the 2014 census, the autonomous district had a population of 355,573. The city of Yamoussoukro (as opposed to the district) had 281,071 inhabitants, making it the fifth-most populous city in Ivory Coast.