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Political Map of Benin


Political Map of Benin BURKINA FASO Porto Novo City Cotonou City Djougou City Kandi City Parakou City Abomey City Natitingou City Quidah City TOGO GHANA NIGER NIGERIA
Description: Benin Political map showing the international boundary, departments boundaries with their capitals and national capital. Disclaimer




The Republic of Benin is a country located in west Africa. It covers an area of 43,484 square miles and has an estimated population of 8,791,832.
The Benin Political Map shows the exact location of the country. Located in west Africa, Benin shares its borders with Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Bight of Benin to the south, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.

The national capital, Porto-Novo is indicated on the map with a red circle enclosed in a square. It is located in the south-eastern region of the Republic of Benin. The total area covered by the capital city is 42.5 square miles.

The largest city of Benin is Cotonou with an estimated population of 761,137.

The Benin Political Map also shows the major cities, departments, and other political divisions of the country. The major cities of Benin shown in the map are: Djougou, Banikoara, Bohicon, Cove, Dassa-Zoume, Save, Savalou, Tanguieta, Kouande, and Lokossa.


Benin is divided into twelve departments that are sub-divided into seventy-seven communes. The departments are:
  • Alibori
  • Atakora
  • Atlantique
  • Borgou
  • Collines
  • Donga
  • Kouffo
  • Littoral
  • Mono
  • Oueme
  • Plateau
  • Zou

Benin is a presidential representative democratic republic. The president is both the head of the state and the head of government. Yayi Boni is the current President of Benin. Pascal Koupaki is the Prime Minister of the nation.

Benin achieved independence from France on August 1, 1960.

DepartmentPopulationArea(km.²)Area(mi.²)Capital
Alibori521,09325,6839,916Kandi
Atacora549,41720,4597,899Natitingou
Atlantique801,6833,2331,248Ouidah
Borgou724,17125,3109,772Parakou
Collines535,92313,5615,236Savalou
Couffo524,5862,404928Dogbo
Donga350,06210,6914,128Djougou
Littoral665,1007931Cotonou
Mono360,0371,396539Lokossa
Oueme730,7722,8351,095Porto-Novo
Plateau407,1161,865720Sakete
Zou599,9545,1061,971Abomey
12 departments6,769,914112,62243,484
Note:   Population: 2002-02-11 census (source [1]).

Last Updated On : October 10, 2012
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