Donga Department

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Donga
Department
Map highlighting the Donga Department
Map highlighting the Donga Department
Coordinates: 9°42′N 1°40′E / 9.700°N 1.667°E / 9.700; 1.667Coordinates: 9°42′N 1°40′E / 9.700°N 1.667°E / 9.700; 1.667
Country  Benin
Capital Djougou
Area[1]
 • Total 11,126 km2 (4,296 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 542,605
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Donga is one of the twelve departments of Benin. Donga was created in 1999 when the government split up the original six departments into twelve. Donga was split from Atakora. The capital of Donga is Djougou.

Donga is divided into the communes of Afodiobo, Agnua, Agouagon, Aledjo-Koura, Alekpo, Anoun, Assava, Awé, Ayékolélo, Badjoude, Bakperou, Barei, Bassila, Bayakou, Bimi, Bodi, Bonkorou, Boubou, Bougou, Copargo, Dassa Zoumé, Djéssékou-Sinngreu, Djougou I, Djougou II, Djougou III, Foungou, Fowa, Galata, Gatakpal, Gbemki, Gouka, Henhimé, Kawado, Kikele, Kolokonde, Koparo, Kouboro, Koundjio, Koutidiao, Kpalholé, Manfouka, Manigri, Massé, Ngmellang, Okouta-Boussa, Ouaké, Penesoulou, Prékété, Salamanga, Sokponta, Tchalinga, Tchitchakou, and Wédémé.

Communes of Donga

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benin at geohive.com