Map highlighting the Littoral Department
|• Total||79 km2 (31 sq mi)|
|Population (2013 census)|
|• Density||8,600/km2 (22,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WAT (UTC+1)|
The Fon people group represent 48% of the departmental population, including the Guns at 15.2%. The Yoruba people are the second largest group at about 18% of the populace, Bariba 8%, Aja 6%, Ottamari 4%, Dendi 5%, Fulani/Peulh 3%, . Other groups from the rest of the country such as the Kotokolis, Yoa-Lokpa as well as foreign residents from neighboring countries and others such as Lebanese, Chinese and Europeans constitute the rest of the population
The département of Littoral was created in 1999 when it was split off from Atlantique Department.
Littoral is only subdivided into just one commune/city, Cotonou, the largest in the country and the economic capital; which is further subdivided into 13 arrondissements; which are further subdivided into 165 neighborhoods.
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