Boukoumbé

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Boukoumbé
Commune, arrondissement and town
Boukoumbé is located in Benin
Boukoumbé
Boukoumbé
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 10°11′N 1°6′E / 10.183°N 1.100°E / 10.183; 1.100
Country  Benin
Department Atakora Department
Area
 • Total 1,036 km2 (400 sq mi)
Elevation 223 m (732 ft)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 83,147
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Boukoumbé or Boukombé is a town, arrondissement and commune in north western Benin on the border with Togo. It is known for its market, its whipping ceremony and for its tradition of pipe making. Mount Kousso-Kovangou, the highest point in Benin, lies nearby.

The commune covers an area of 1036 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 60,568 people.[1][2][3]

Geography[edit]

The town of Boukoumbé is located 582 kilometres from Cotonou and lies on the border with Togo in the west of the country.[2] Communally it is bounded to the north by Cobly and Tanguiéta, south by Copargo, west by Togo and east by Toucountouna, Kouandé and Natitingou.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Boukoumbé is subdivided into 7 arrondissements; Boukoumbè, Dipoli, Korontière, Kossoucoingou, Manta, Natta and Tabota. They contain 55 villages and 16 urban districts.[2]

Economy[edit]

Most of the population are engaged in agricultural activities followed by trade, transportation and handicrafts. The main crops grown are maize, cotton, cowpeas, peanuts, okra, cassava and tomatoes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Boukoumbe". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°11′N 1°06′E / 10.183°N 1.100°E / 10.183; 1.100