Karimama, Benin

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Karimama
Karimama is located in Benin
Karimama
Karimama
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 12°04′N 3°11′E / 12.067°N 3.183°E / 12.067; 3.183
Country Benin
DepartmentAlibori Department
Area
 • Total6,102 km2 (2,356 sq mi)
Elevation
164 m (538 ft)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Total66,675
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Area code(s)(+229) 95

Karimama is a town, arrondissement and commune in the Alibori Department of northeastern Benin. The commune covers an area of 6102 square kilometres and as of 2013 had a population of 66,675 people.[1][2] The town lies on the border with Niger.

Geography[edit]

The commune of Karimana is located 778 kilometres from Cotonou and lies on the Niger River. Communally it is bounded to the north and east by Niger, south by Malanville and to the west by Banikoara.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Karimana is subdivided into 5 arrondissements; Karimama, Birni-Lafia, Bogo-Bogo, Kompa and Monsey. They contain 16 villages and 2 urban districts.[1]

Economy[edit]

Most of the population are engaged in agricultural activities followed by trade, transportation and handicrafts. The main crops grown are maize, cotton, sorghum, cowpeas, peanut, okra, cassava, onion, potatoes and rice.[1]

Climate[edit]

Karimama has a semi-arid climate (BSh) with hot dry season and humid, slightly cooler wet season.

Climate data for Karimama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.6
(92.5)
36.6
(97.9)
39.5
(103.1)
40.4
(104.7)
38.1
(100.6)
35.5
(95.9)
32.5
(90.5)
31.4
(88.5)
32.7
(90.9)
36.1
(97.0)
36.5
(97.7)
33.9
(93.0)
35.6
(96.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.8
(78.4)
29
(84)
32.1
(89.8)
33.6
(92.5)
32.5
(90.5)
30.1
(86.2)
27.8
(82.0)
27
(81)
27.6
(81.7)
29.3
(84.7)
28.1
(82.6)
26
(79)
29.1
(84.4)
Average low °C (°F) 18
(64)
21.5
(70.7)
24.8
(76.6)
26.9
(80.4)
27
(81)
24.7
(76.5)
23.2
(73.8)
22.7
(72.9)
22.6
(72.7)
22.6
(72.7)
19.8
(67.6)
18.1
(64.6)
22.7
(72.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.1)
17
(0.7)
49
(1.9)
111
(4.4)
165
(6.5)
191
(7.5)
130
(5.1)
19
(0.7)
0
(0)
0
(0)
684
(26.9)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Karimama". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  2. ^ "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Archived from the original on April 30, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  3. ^ "Climate: Karimama". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved August 17, 2019.

Coordinates: 12°04′N 3°11′E / 12.067°N 3.183°E / 12.067; 3.183