• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The area is 112,600 sq. km, and the population, in 1973, 2–94m. The seat of government is Porto Novo (100,000 inhabitants); the chief port and business centre is Cotonou (175,000); other important towns are Abomey, Ouidah and Parakou. There are 6 administrative districts.

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