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Littoral Department

department of Benin

Littoral is one of the twelve departments of Benin. It has just one commune/city, Cotonou. It is the largest city in the country and the economic capital. Littoral is the smallest department of the twelve. Littoral was split from the Atlantique Department in 1999.

Littoral
Map highlighting the Littoral Department
Map highlighting the Littoral Department
Coordinates: 6°22′N 2°26′E / 6.367°N 2.433°E / 6.367; 2.433Coordinates: 6°22′N 2°26′E / 6.367°N 2.433°E / 6.367; 2.433=inline,title
Country Benin
CapitalCotonou
Area
 • Total79 km2 (31 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total701,137
 • Density8,900/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)