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Boukoumbé
Kousso-Kouango, near Boukombé
Kousso-Kouango, near Boukombé
Country Benin
DepartmentAtakora Department
Area
 • Total400 sq mi (1,036 km2)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total60,568
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Boukoumbé or Boukombé is a town, arrondissement and commune in north western Benin on the border with Togo. It is known for its market, its whipping ceremony and for its tradition of pipe making. Mount Kousso-Kovangou, the highest point in Benin, lies nearby.

The commune covers an area of 1036 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 60,568 people.[1][2][3]

Geography

The town of Boukoumbé is located 582 kilometres from Cotonou and lies on the border with Togo in the west of the country.[2] Communally it is bounded to the north by Cobly and Tanguiéta, south by Copargo, west by Togo and east by Toucountouna, Kouandé and Natitingou.[2]

Administrative divisions

Boukoumbé is subdivided into 7 arrondissements; Boukoumbè, Dipoli, Korontière, Kossoucoingou, Manta, Natta andTabota. They contain 55 villages and 16 urban districts.[2]

Economy

Most of the population are engaged in agricultural activities followed by trade, transportation and handicrafts. The main crops grown are maize, cotton, cowpeas, peanuts, okra, cassava and tomatoes.[2]

References

  1. "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2007-02-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Boukoumbe". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  3. "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.

External links

Coordinates: 10°11′N 1°06′E / 10.183°N 1.100°E / 10.183; 1.100


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