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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.

Map key Department Capital[1]

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Population (2013) Area (km2)[3] Former
Department
Region Sub-Region
2 Alibori Kandi 868,046 26,242 Borgou North North East
1 Atakora Natitingou 769,337 20,499 Atakora North North West
10 Atlantique Allada 1,396,548 3,233 Atlantique South South Centre
4 Borgou Parakou 1,202,095 25,856 Borgou North North East
5 Collines Dassa-Zoumé 716,558 13,931 Zou North North Centre
6 Kouffo Aplahoué 741,895 2,404 Mono South South West
3 Donga Djougou 542,605 11,126 Atakora North North West
11 Littoral Cotonou 678,874 79 Atlantique South South Centre
9 Mono Lokossa 495,307 1,605 Mono South South West
12 Ouémé Porto-Novo 1,096,850 1,281 Ouémé South South East
8 Plateau Pobè 624,146 3,264 Ouémé South South East
7 Zou Abomey 851,623 5,243 Zou North North Centre


See also

References

  1. ^ Communiqué du Conseil des Ministres du 22 Juin 2016 Portail Officiel du Gouvernement Béninois. Gouv.bj (22 June 2016). Retrieved on 2017-01-02.
  2. ^ Bénin : liste des 12 nouveaux préfets et des chefs-lieux de départements. Lanouvelletribune.info. Retrieved on 2017-01-02.
  3. ^ Benin. Geohive.com. Retrieved on 2017-01-02.

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