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Commune and city
Abomey-Calavi is located in Benin
Location of Abomey-Calavi in Benin
Coordinates: 6°26′55″N 2°21′20″E / 6.44861°N 2.35556°E / 6.44861; 2.35556Coordinates: 6°26′55″N 2°21′20″E / 6.44861°N 2.35556°E / 6.44861; 2.35556
Country  Benin
Department Atlantique Department
 • Total 650 km2 (250 sq mi)
Elevation 54 m (177 ft)
Population (2013 Census)
 • Total 655,965
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)

Abomey-Calavi is a city, arrondissement, and commune located in the Atlantique Department of Benin. It is mainly suburban to the city of Cotonou and at its closest it begins approximately 18 km from the city centre of Cotonou.

Its principal university is the Université d’Abomey-Calavi. The main cities are Abomey-Calavi itself and Godomey to the south. The commune covers an area of 650 square kilometres and as at the May 2013 Census had a population of 655,965 people.[1]


  1. ^ L’Institut National de la Statistique et de l’Analyse Economique (INSAE), Benin, 2013.