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Borgou Department

department of Benin

Borgou is one of the twelve departments of Benin. Borgou borders the country of Nigeria. The capital of Borgou is Parakou. The total area is 25,310 km.².

Borgou
Map highlighting the Borgou Department
Map highlighting the Borgou Department
Coordinates: 9°21′N 2°37′E / 9.350°N 2.617°E / 9.350; 2.617Coordinates: 9°21′N 2°37′E / 9.350°N 2.617°E / 9.350; 2.617=inline,title
Country Benin
CapitalParakou
Area
 • Total9,770 sq mi (25,310 km2)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total831 842
 • Density85.1/sq mi (32.87/km2)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

CommunitiesEdit

Borgou is divided into the communes of Bembèrèkè, Kalalé, N’Dali, Nikki, Parakou, Pèrèrè, Sinendé, and Tchaourou.