Tanguiéta

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Tanguiéta
Commune, arrondissement and town
Entry sign for Tanguieta, Benin (coming from Natitingou), 2007
Entry sign for Tanguieta, Benin (coming from Natitingou), 2007
Tanguiéta is located in Benin
Tanguiéta
Tanguiéta
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 10°37′N 1°16′E / 10.617°N 1.267°E / 10.617; 1.267
Country  Benin
Department Atakora Department
Area
 • Commune, arrondissement and town 2,110 sq mi (5,465 km2)
Population (2002)
 • Commune, arrondissement and town 54,719
 • Metro 21,290
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Tanguiéta is a town, arrondissement and commune located in the Atakora Department of Benin.The commune covers an area of 5465 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 54,719 people.[1][2] As of 2007 the town had an estimated population of 21,290.[3] It lies on the RNIE 3 highway which connects it to Natitingou.

Tanguiéta was the departmental seat of government during French colonial rule. The headquarters of the Pendjari National Park are based in the town, and the Hôpital Saint Jean de Dieu de Tanguiéta is a regionally recognized hospital. The town has internet access available.

The main languages spoken in the town include French, Dendi, Waama, Nateni, and Biali.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tanguieta". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ ""The World Gazetteer"". Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 

Coordinates: 10°37′N 1°16′E / 10.617°N 1.267°E / 10.617; 1.267