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Commune and city
Ouinhi is located in Benin
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 7°20′N 2°27′E / 7.333°N 2.450°E / 7.333; 2.450
Country  Benin
Department Zou Department
 • Total 186 sq mi (483 km2)
Population (2002)
 • Total 38,319
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Ouinhi is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Zou Department of south-western Benin. The commune covers an area of 483 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 38,319 people.[1][2] It is bounded on the north-west by the commune of Zagnanado, south-west by the commune of Zogbodomey, south by the commune of Bonou and east by the commune of Adja-Ouèrè. The commune is divided into arrondisements which include Dasso, Ouinhi, and Tohu, comprising 28 villages.[3]

The arrondisements of Ouinhi and Dasso were struck hard by the 2008 Benin floods in July 2008, tearing down mud and straw homes and infrastructure and polluting rivers.[4]


  1. ^ "Ouinhi". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ouinhi". www.ouinhi.communedubenin.org. Retrieved January 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ "BENIN: Half million potential flood victims : WHO". IRIN, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 7°0′N 2°27′E / 7.000°N 2.450°E / 7.000; 2.450