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Borgou Department

Borgu Borgou is one of the twelve departments of Benin. Borgou borders the country of Nigeria and the departments of Alibori, Atakora, Collines and Donga. The capital of Borgou is Parakou. The département of Borgou was bifurcated in 1999 with its northern territory moved to the newly created Alibori Department.

According to the 2013 census, the total population of the department was 1,214,249 with 607,013 males and 607,236 females. The proportion of women was 50.00 per cent. The total rural population was 56.40 percent, while the urban population was 43.60 per cent. The total labour force in the department was 271,652 out of which 25.20 per cent were women. The proportion of households with no level of education was 64.30


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Latitude / Longitude : 9° 45' 0" N / 2° 45' 0" E | Time zone : UTC+1 | Currency : XOF | Telephone : 229  


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Benin (, ; Bénin ), officially the Republic of Benin (République du Bénin) and formerly Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of 114,763 km2 and its population in was estimated to be approximately million. Benin is a tropical nation, highly dependent on agriculture. Benin is a big exporter of cotton and palm oil. The substantial employment and income arise from subsistence farming.

The official language of Benin is French. However, indigenous languages such as Fon and Yoruba are commonly spoken. The largest religious group in Benin is Roman Catholicism, followed closely by Islam, Vodun and Protestantism. Benin is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the African Petroleum Producers Association and the Niger Basin Authority.
Currency / Language  
ISO Currency Symbol Significant figures
XOF West African CFA franc Fr 0
ISO Language
FR French language
Neighbourhood - Country  
  •  Burkina Faso 
  •  Niger 
  •  Nigeria 
  •  Togo