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**Departments of Benin.** Benin has a total of 12 departments. There are 77 communes under departments. In this article we will get some general information about Benin’s departments, such as population and area. You can see Benin’s departments on the map below.

## Departments of Benin

## Alibori

Candi is the capital. The population of 2013 is 868,046. It has an area of 26,242 square kilometers. It is also the department with the largest surface area

## Atakora

Natitingou is the capital. The population of the year 2013 is 769,337. It has an area of 20,499 square kilometers.

## Atlantique

Allada is the capital. The population of 2013 is 1,396,548. Atlantique is also Benin’s most populous department. It has an area of 3,233 square kilometers.

## Borgou

Parakou is the capital. The population for 2013 is 1,202,095. It has an area of 25,856 square kilometers.

## Collines

Dassa-Zoumé is the capital. The population of the year 2013 is 716,558. It has an area of 13,931 square kilometers.

## Kouffo

Aplahoué is the capital. The population for 2013 is 741,895. It has an area of 2,404 square kilometers.

## Donga

Djougou is the capital. The population for 2013 is 542,605. It has an area of 11,126 square kilometers.

## Littoral

Cotonou is the capital. The population of the year 2013 is 678,874. It has an area of 79 square kilometers. Littoral is also the deparment with the smallest area of the country.

## Mono

Lokossa is the capital. The population for 2013 is 495,307. It has an area of 1,605 square kilometers.

## Ouémé

Porto-Novo is the capital city. The population for 2013 is 1,096,850. It has an area of 1,281 square kilometers.

## Plateau

Pobè is the capital. The population of the year 2013 is 624,146. It has an area of 3,264 square kilometers.

## Zou

Abomey is the capital. The population of 2013 is 851,623. It has an area of 5,243 square kilometers.

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