Kétou, Benin

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Kétou
Commune and city
Chief of Kétou (1900)
Chief of Kétou (1900)
Kétou is located in Benin
Kétou
Kétou
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 7°21′29″N 2°36′27″E / 7.35806°N 2.60750°E / 7.35806; 2.60750Coordinates: 7°21′29″N 2°36′27″E / 7.35806°N 2.60750°E / 7.35806; 2.60750
Country  Benin
Department Plateau Department
Area
 • Total 843 sq mi (2,183 km2)
Population (2002)
 • Total 100,499
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Kétou is a Yoruba town, arrondissement, and commune located in the Plateau Department of the Republic of Benin (previously called 'Dahomey').

The commune covers an area of 2183 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 100,499 people.[1][2]

History[edit]

Main article: Ketu (Benin)

Kétou (Ketu) is said to have been founded by Ede, son of Sopasan and grandson of Oduduwa (also known as Odudua, Oòdua and Eleduwa), who ruled the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife (also known as Ife) in present-day Nigeria. The oba (meaning 'king' or 'ruler' in the Yoruba language) is referred to as the Alaketu of Ketu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ketou". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.