Ouémé Department

department of Benin

Ouémé is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

Ouémé
Map highlighting the Ouémé Department
Map highlighting the Ouémé Department
Country Benin
CapitalPorto-Novo
Area
 • Total1,865 km2 (720 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total788,508
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

In 1999 the northern part of the department was split off to form the new Plateau Department.

The department is divided into 9 communes: Adjarra, Adjohoun, Aguégués, Akpro-Missérété, Avrankou, Bonou, Dangbo, Porto Novo, and Sèmè-Kpodji.