Bantè

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Bantè
Commune
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Bantè is located in Benin
Bantè
Bantè
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 8°25′N 1°53′E / 8.417°N 1.883°E / 8.417; 1.883Coordinates: 8°25′N 1°53′E / 8.417°N 1.883°E / 8.417; 1.883
Country Flag of Benin.svg Benin
Department Collines Department
Commune Bantè
Area
 • Total 2,695 km2 (1,041 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 106,945

Bantè is a town, arrondissement, and commune in western Benin. It is located in the former Zou Province of which since 1999 is part of the Collines Department. The commune covers an area of 2695 square kilometres and as of 2013 had a population of 106,945 people.[1] The majority of the population is ethnically Nago specifically of the Isha subgroup, who themselves are a subgroup of the Yoruba. Famous for the art exhibition Nago Hunters of the Bante Kingdom by Jean-Dominique Burton.

The town is connected by the RNIE 3 highway.

Towns and villages[edit]

Settlements in the commune of Bantè include:

Arrondissements[edit]

The nine Arrondissements in the commune of Bantè are:

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