Agbangnizoun

Agbangnizoun is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Zou Department of south-western Benin. The town lies 20 kilometres south-east of Abomey. The commune covers an area of 244 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 55,001 people.[1][2]

Agbangnizoun
Agbangnizoun is located in Benin
Agbangnizoun
Agbangnizoun
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 7°4′N 1°58′E / 7.067°N 1.967°E / 7.067; 1.967
Country Benin
DepartmentZou Department
Area
 • Total94 sq mi (244 km2)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total55,001
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

GeographyEdit

Agbangnizoun is located 16 kilometres from Abomey and 151 kilometres from Cotonou. It is bounded to the north by Abomey and Djidja, south by Couffo, east by the communes of Bohicon and Zogbodomey and the west by the town of Klouékanmè.[3]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Agbangnizoun is subdivided into 10 arrondissements; Agbangnizoun, Adanhoundjigon, Adingnigon, Kinta, Lissazounmè, Sahè, Siwé-Kpota, Siwé-Légo, Tanvé and Zoungoudo. They contain 45 villages and 7 city districts.[1]

EconomyEdit

Most of the population are engaged in agricultural activities followed by trade, transportation and handicrafts.[3] 6 800,00 hectares of land are devoted to agriculture, accounting for 34.87% of the total population.[1] The main crops grown are maize, cotton, sorghum, cowpeas, peanuts, cassava and potato.[1]

SettlementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Agbangnizoun". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Agbangnizoun". www.agbangnizoun.communedubenin.org. Archived from the original on April 14, 2009. Retrieved January 8, 2009.

Coordinates: 7°4′N 1°58′E / 7.067°N 1.967°E / 7.067; 1.967