Departments of Benin

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Departments of Benin
Département du Bénin (French)
Benin, administrative divisions - Nmbrs - colored.svg
Category Unitary State
Location Republic of Benin
Number12
Populations495,307 (Mono) – 1,396,548 (Atlantique)
Areas80 km2 (31 sq mi) (Littoral) – 26,240 km2 (10,132 sq mi) (Alibori)
GovernmentRegion government, National government
Subdivisions Commume

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. Each of the six new departments was assigned a capital in 2008.

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Population (2013)Area (km2) [3] Former
Department
RegionSub-Region
2 Alibori Kandi 868,04626,242BorgouNorthNorth East
1 Atakora Natitingou 769,33720,499AtakoraNorthNorth West
10 Atlantique Allada 1,396,5483,233AtlantiqueSouthSouth Centre
4 Borgou Parakou 1,202,09525,856BorgouNorthNorth East
5 Collines Dassa-Zoumé 716,55813,931ZouNorthNorth Centre
6 Kouffo Aplahoué 741,8952,404MonoSouthSouth West
3 Donga Djougou 542,60511,126AtakoraNorthNorth West
11 Littoral Cotonou 678,87479AtlantiqueSouthSouth Centre
9 Mono Lokossa 495,3071,605MonoSouthSouth West
12 Ouémé Porto-Novo 1,096,8501,281OuéméSouthSouth East
8 Plateau Pobè 624,1463,264OuéméSouthSouth East
7 Zou Abomey 851,6235,243ZouNorthNorth Centre

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