Geopolitical map of Benin

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CapitalPopulationArea
Porto-Novo 9,056,010 112,620
Country codePhone CodeLocal HourTime zone
BJ +229 02:41:20 Africa/Porto-Novo
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4 countries share a border with Benin

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Some data about Benin

Benin is a country of 9,056,010 inhabitants, with an area of ​112,620 km2, its capital is Porto-Novo and its time zone is "Africa/Porto-Novo". Its ISO code is "BJ" in 2 positions and "BEN" in 3 positions.

To be able to make a telephone call to Benin, you must dial your telephone code, which is 229. The currency used in Benin is the "Franc" (XOF).

The administrative subdivision of Benin (administrative division) is made up of 12 Départements (level 1) and 77 Communes (level 2). Benin has 7 cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants.

Above you have a geopolitical map of Benin with a precise legend on its biggest cities, its road network, its airports, railways and waterways. Do not hesitate to click on the map of Benin to access a zoom level and finer details.

Benin shares borders with Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Togo.

Proportion of cities by number of inhabitants in Benin

Number of cities by importance (population) in Benin. Considering cities with a population of more than 100 000, 200 000, 500 000 and 1 million inhabitants, with the percentage of the population that these cities represent.

> 100k inhabitants > 200k inhabitants > 500k inhabitants > 1 million inhabitants
7 4 1 0
22.5 % 18.1 % 8.6 % 0.0 %
  • The 7 most important cities represent 22.5% of the entire population
  • The 4 most important cities represent 18.1% of the entire population
  • The 1 most important cities represent 8.6% of the entire population
  • The 0 most important cities represent 0.0% of the entire population

Administrative division of Benin

Administrative subdivisionsAdministrative level
12 Départements1
77 Communes2

List of first-order administrative division in Benin

  • Alibori
  • Atakora Department
  • Atlantique Department
  • Borgou Department
  • Collines Department
  • Donga
  • Kouffo Department
  • Littoral
  • Mono
  • Département de l’Ouémé
  • Plateau Department
  • Zou Department

List of major cities of Benin

  • Cotonou780 000 inhabitants
  • Abomey-Calavi385 755 inhabitants
  • Djougou237 040 inhabitants
  • Porto-Novo234 168 inhabitants
  • Parakou163 753 inhabitants
  • Bohicon125 092 inhabitants
  • Kandi109 701 inhabitants
  • Lokossa86 971 inhabitants
  • Ouidah83 503 inhabitants
  • Abomey82 154 inhabitants
  • Natitingou80 892 inhabitants
  • Savé75 970 inhabitants
  • Nikki54 009 inhabitants
  • Dogbo41 312 inhabitants
  • Cové38 566 inhabitants
  • Malanville37 117 inhabitants
  • Pobé32 983 inhabitants
  • Savalou30 187 inhabitants
  • Sakété30 111 inhabitants
  • Comé29 208 inhabitants
  • Bembèrèkè24 006 inhabitants
  • Bassila23 616 inhabitants
  • Banikoara22 487 inhabitants
  • Kétou22 341 inhabitants
  • Dassa-Zoumé21 672 inhabitants
  • Tchaourou20 971 inhabitants
  • Allada20 094 inhabitants
  • Aplahoué19 862 inhabitants
  • Tanguiéta19 833 inhabitants
  • Hévié13 450 inhabitants
  • Bétérou13 108 inhabitants
  • Grand-Popo9 847 inhabitants
  • Guilmaro6 516 inhabitants
  • Hinvi3 604 inhabitants
  • Zagnanado0 inhabitants
  • So-Ava0 inhabitants
  • Semi0 inhabitants
  • 0 inhabitants
  • Pahou0 inhabitants
  • Ouinhi0 inhabitants