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Departments of Benin

Benin is divided into 12 departments (French: départements), and subdivided into 77 communes (see Communes of Benin). [1]

33 relations: Abomey, Alibori Department, Atakora Department, Atlantique Department, Benin, Borgou Department, Collines Department, Communes of Benin, Cotonou, Department (country subdivision), Djougou, Dogbo-Tota, Donga Department, French language, International Organization for Standardization, ISO 3166-2:BJ, Kandi, Benin, Kouffo Department, Littoral Department, Lokossa, Mono Department, Natitingou, Ouémé Department, Ouidah, Parakou, Plateau Department, Politics of Benin, Porto-Novo, Sakété, Savalou, Township, Unitary state, Zou Department.

Abomey

Abomey is a city in the Zou Department of Benin.

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Alibori Department

Alibori is the largest and northernmost département of Benin, with an area of 26,242 km² and a population of 868,046 (at the May 2013 Census).

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Atakora Department

Atakora is the northwestern department of Benin, bordering Togo to the west and Burkina Faso to the north.

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Atlantique Department

Atlantique is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

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Benin

Benin (or; Bénin), officially the Republic of Benin (République du Bénin) and formerly Dahomey, is a country in West Africa.

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Borgou Department

Borgou is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

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Collines Department

Collines is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

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Communes of Benin

The departments of Benin are subdivided into 77 communes, which in turn are divided into arrondissements and finally into villages or city districts.

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Cotonou

Cotonou, formerly Kutonu, is the largest city and economic centre of Benin.

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Department (country subdivision)

Department is the name given to the administrative and political subdivisions of many countries.

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Djougou

Djougou is the largest city in north west Benin.

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Dogbo-Tota

Dogbo-Tota (or Dogbo) is a city located in the Kouffo Department of Benin.

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Donga Department

Donga is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

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French language

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family.

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International Organization for Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

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ISO 3166-2:BJ

ISO 3166-2:BJ is the entry for Benin in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

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Kandi, Benin

Kandi is a town, arrondissement and commune in the Alibori Department of eastern Benin.

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Kouffo Department

Kouffo is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

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Littoral Department

Littoral is one of the twelve departments of Benin, and is divided into 13 arrondissements.

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Lokossa

Lokossa is an arrondissement, commune, and the capital city of Mono Department in Benin.

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Mono Department

Mono is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

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Natitingou

Natitingou is a city and commune in north western Benin.

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Ouémé Department

Ouémé is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

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Ouidah

Ouidah, historically also called Whydah, Juda, Juida by the French and Ajudá by the Portuguese, is a city on the Atlantic coast of Benin.

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Parakou

Parakou is the largest city in eastern Benin, with an estimated population of around 206,667 people, and capital of the Borgou Department.

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Plateau Department

Plateau is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

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Politics of Benin

Politics of Benin takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Benin is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system.

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Porto-Novo

Porto-Novo (also known as Hogbonou and Adjacé) is the official capital of the West African nation of Benin, and was the capital of French Dahomey.

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Sakété

Sakété is a city located in the Plateau Department of Benin.

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Savalou

Savalou is a city located in the Collines Department of Benin.

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Township

The word township is used to refer to different kinds of settlements in different countries.

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Unitary state

A unitary state is a state governed as one single power in which the central government is ultimately supreme and any administrative divisions (subnational units) exercise only powers that their central government chooses to delegate.

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Zou Department

Zou is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

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Redirects here:

Department of Benin, Departments of benin, Départments of Benin, Provinces of Benin, Provinces of benin.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Departments_of_Benin

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