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Parakou

Administration
Full nameParakou
Settlement typeCommune and city
CountryBenin
DepartmentBorgou Department
Geography
Elevation1063 ft (324 m)
Demography
Total Population188,853 (est) (2009)
Other information
Time zoneWAT (UTC+1)

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Parakou is the largest city in eastern Benin, with an estimated population of around 188,853 people, and capital of the Borgou Department. The mayor as of 2008 was Samou Seidou Adambi and administratively the commune of Parakou makes up one of Benin's 77 communes.


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