Map highlighting the Plateau Department
|• Total||3,264 km2 (1,260 sq mi)|
|Population (2013 census)|
|• Density||190/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WAT (UTC+1)|
The population of the department according to the according to the National population census is predominantly Yoruba of the following subgroups: Nagot group at 45.7% and the Holli, otherwise known as the Ohori at 20.9% for a total of 66.6% to constitute the majority. The Yoruba group is followed by the Fon group of the following subgroups: Guns at 12.4% of the population, Fon at 8.2% of the population, and Torri 6.5%.
The département of Plateau was created in 1999 when it was split off from Ouémé Department.
Plateau is subdivided into five communes, each centered at one of the principal towns:
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