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 (Antlantique)
Areas 31 square miles (80 km2) (Littoral) – 10,132 square miles (26,240 km2) (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. The new six departments were assigned a capital in 2008.

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


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