Departments of Benin

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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. The new six departments have been assigned a capital in 2008.

Departments of Benin
Map key Province Capital Population (2013) Area (km2) [1]
1 Alibori Kandi 868,046 26,242
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
6 Kuoffo Dogbo-Tota 741,895 2,404
7 Donga Djougou 542,605 11,126
8 Littoral Cotonou 678,874 79
9 Mono Lokossa 495,307 1,605
10 Ouémé Porto-Novo 1,096,850 1,281
11 Plateau Sakete 624,146 3,264
12 Zou Abomey 851,623 5,243

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