Cobly

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Cobly
Commune, arrondissement and town
Kobli2.jpg
Cobly is located in Benin
Cobly
Cobly
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 10°29′32″N 0°59′59″E / 10.49222°N 0.99972°E / 10.49222; 0.99972Coordinates: 10°29′32″N 0°59′59″E / 10.49222°N 0.99972°E / 10.49222; 0.99972
Country  Benin
Department Atakora Department
Area
 • Total 825 km2 (319 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 46,660
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Cobly or Kobli is a town, arrondissement and commune in the Atakora Department of north-western Benin.

The commune covers an area of 825 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 46,660 people.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

The town of Cobly is located 645 kilometres from Cotonou and 106 kilometres from the department capital of Natitingou.[1] Communally it is bounded to the north by Matéri, south by Boukoumbé, west by Togo and east by Tanguiéta.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Cobly is subdivided into 4 arrondissements; Cobly, Datori, Kountori and Tapoga. They contain 17 villages and 9 urban districts.[1]

Economy[edit]

Local woman in Kobli

Most of the population are engaged in agricultural activities followed by trade, transportation and handicrafts. The main crops grown are sorghum, cowpeas, yams and rice.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Cobly". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.