Departments of Benin

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Departments of Benin
Département du Bénin (French)
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Category Unitary State
Location Republic of Benin
Number 12
Populations 495,307 (Mono) – 1,396,548 (Atlantique)
Areas 80 km2 (31 sq mi) (Littoral) – 26,240 km2 (10,132 sq mi) (Alibori)
Government Region government, National government
Subdivisions Commume
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Benin is divided into 12 departments (French: départements), and subdivided into 77 communes (see Communes of Benin). In 1999, the previous six departments were each split into two halves, forming the current 12. Each of the six new departments was assigned a capital in 2008.

Map key Department Capital Population (2013) Area (km2) [1] Former
Department
Region Sub-Region
1 Alibori Kandi 868,046 26,242 Borgou North North East
2 Atakora Natitingou 769,337 20,499 Atakora North North West
3 Atlantique Ouidah 1,396,548 3,233 Atlantique South South Centre
4 Borgou Parakou 1,202,095 25,856 Borgou North North East
5 Collines Savalou 716,558 13,931 Zou North North Centre
6 Kouffo Dogbo-Tota 741,895 2,404 Mono South South West
7 Donga Djougou 542,605 11,126 Atakora North North West
8 Littoral Cotonou 678,874 79 Atlantique South South Centre
9 Mono Lokossa 495,307 1,605 Mono South South West
10 Ouémé Porto-Novo 1,096,850 1,281 Ouémé South South East
11 Plateau Sakete 624,146 3,264 Ouémé South South East
12 Zou Abomey 851,623 5,243 Zou North North Centre


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