République du Dahomey
  • S. H. Steinberg
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


AREA AND POPULATIO. The area is 122,000 sq. km, and the population, in 1965, 2-37m. The seat of government is Porto Novo (74,500 inhabitants); the chief port and business centre is Cotonou (111,000); other important towns are Abomey (42,100), Ouidah (19,600) and Parakou (16,300).

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  • S. H. Steinberg
  • John Paxton

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