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Agbangnizoun
Country  Benin
Department Zou Department
Area
 • Total 94 sq mi (244 km2)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total 55,001
Time zone UTC+1 (WAT)

Agbangnizoun is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Zou Department of south-western Benin. The town lies 20 kilometres south-east of Abomey. The commune covers an area of 244 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 55,001 people.[1][2]

Geography

Agbangnizoun is located 16 kilometres from Abomey and 151 kilometres from Cotonou. It is bounded to the north by Abomey and Djidja, south by Couffo, east by the communes of Bohicon and Zogbodomey and the west by the town of Klouékanmè.[3]

Administrative divisions

Agbangnizoun is subdivided into 10 arrondissements; Agbangnizoun, Adanhoundjigon, Adingnigon, Kinta, Lissazounmè, Sahè, Siwé-Kpota, Siwé-Légo, Tanvé and Zoungodo. They contain 45 villages and 7 city districts.[1]

Economy

Most of the population are engaged in agricultural activities followed by trade, transportation and handicrafts.[3] 6 800,00 hectares of land are devoted to agriculture, accounting for 34.87 % of the total population.[1] The main crops grown are maize, cotton, sorghum, cowpeas, peanuts, cassava and potato.[1]

Settlements

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Agbangnizoun". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.
  2. "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Agbangnizoun". www.agbangnizoun.communedubenin.org. Retrieved January 8, 2009.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.

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