Map highlighting the Atlantique Department
|• Total||3,233 km2 (1,248 sq mi)|
|Population (2013 census)|
|• Density||430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WAT (UTC+1)|
This department is located in south central Benin along the Atlantic coast, between the Mono and Couffo in the west, Zou in the north, and Oueme in the east. Ethnically, the Fon at 61% constitute the majority of the population. They are followed by the Yoruba at 10%, Aja at 7%. Other groups make up the remaining 22%.
The département of Atlantique lost some territory in 1999 when it split off to become a Littoral Department.
Atlantique is subdivided into eight communes, each centered at one of the principal towns:
- Benin at geohive.com
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