Ségbana

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Ségbana
Commune, arrondissement and city
Ségbana is located in Benin
Ségbana
Ségbana
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 10°55′40″N 3°41′40″E / 10.92778°N 3.69444°E / 10.92778; 3.69444Coordinates: 10°55′40″N 3°41′40″E / 10.92778°N 3.69444°E / 10.92778; 3.69444
Country  Benin
Department Alibori Department
Area
 • Total 4,471 km2 (1,726 sq mi)
Elevation 258 m (846 ft)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 89,268
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Postal address BP: 14
Area code(s) (+229) 23

Ségbana is a town, arrondissement and commune located in the Alibori Department of Benin.The commune covers an area of 4471 square kilometres and as of 2013 had a population of 89,268 people.[1][2][3]

Geography[edit]

The commune of Ségbana is located 722 kilometres from Cotonou and lies on the Niger River. Communally it is bounded to the north by Malanville, south by Kalalé, west by Kandi and Gogounou and east by Nigeria.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Ségbana is subdivided into 5 arrondissements; Ségbana, Libanté, Libossou, Lougou and Sokotindji. They contain 25 villages and 5 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, sorghum, and yams.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""The World Gazetteer"". Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ a b c "Segbana". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.