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Departments of Benin

Departments of Benin
Département du Bénin (French)
Category Unitary State
Location Republic of Benin
Number 12
Populations 495,307 (Mono) – 1,396,548 (Antlantique)
Areas 31 square miles (80 km2) (Littoral) – 10,132 square miles (26,240 km2) (Alibori)
Government Region government, National government
Subdivisions Commume
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Benin
Foreign relations

Benin is divided into 12 departments (French: départements), and subdivided into 77 communes (see Communes of Benin). In 1999, the previous six departments were each split into two halves, forming the current 12. Each of the six new departments was assigned a capital in 2008.

Map key Department Capital Population (2013) Area (km2) [1] Former department
1 Alibori Kandi 868,046 26,242 Borgou
2 Atakira Natitingou 769,337 20,499
3 Atlantique Ouidah 1,396,548 3,233
4 Borgou Parakou 1,202,095 25,856
5 Collines Savalou 716,558 13,931 Zou
6 Kouffo Dogbo-Tota 741,895 2,404 Mono
7 Donga Djougou 542,605 11,126 Atakora
8 Littoral Cotonou 678,874 79 Atlantique
9 Mono Lokossa 495,307 1,605
10 Ouémé Porto-Novo 1,096,850 1,281
11 Plateau Sakete 624,146 3,264 Ouémé
12 Zou Abomey 851,623 5,243

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.geohive.com/cntry/benin.aspx
  • Departments of Benin at statoids.com
  • (French) http://www.ambassade-benin.org/article20.html
  • (French) Projections De La Population Du Benin Par Departement
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