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Abomey

Administration
Full nameAbomey
Settlement typeCommune and city
CountryBenin
DepartmentZou Department
Geography
Total Area54.8 sq mi (142 km2)
Elevation725.1 ft (221 m)
Demography
Total Population87344 (2008)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneWAT (UTC+1)

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Abomey is a city in the Zou Department of Benin, formerly the capital of the ancient kingdom of Dahomey, including the Republic of Dahomey (1960 1975) which became modern-day Benin. The kingdom was established about 1625. The commune covers an area of 142 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 78,341 people.


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