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


Theareais 112,600 sq. km, and the population, in 1974, 3m. 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: Atakora, Borgou, Zou, Ouémé, Atlantique and Mono.

Book of Reference

  1. Ronen, D., Dahomey: Between Tradition and Modernity. Cornell Univ. Press, 1975Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1977

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