Nikki, Benin

Nikki is a town, arrondissement, and commune located in the Borgou Department of Benin. The commune covers an area of 3171 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 99,251 people.[2][3]

Nikki
Nikki is located in Benin
Nikki
Nikki
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 9°56′0″N 3°12′30″E / 9.93333°N 3.20833°E / 9.93333; 3.20833
Country Benin
DepartmentBorgou Department
Area
 • Total3,171 km2 (1,224 sq mi)
Elevation
423 m (1,388 ft)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total69,970
 • Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

It was the site of the "race to Nikki" in 1894.[4]

Nikki is a major centre of the Bariba people and is home to a traditional king, resident in the centre of the town.[5] The Fête de la Gani royal festival is held in the town annually.[5]

Notable peopleEdit

Benin minister Aurélie Adam Soule was born here in 1984.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on January 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Nikki". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  4. ^ Politics and Society in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. Africa World Press, Inc. ISBN 1-59221-096-1.
  5. ^ a b Butler, Stuart (2019) Bradt Travel Guide - Benin, pgs. 181-83

Coordinates: 9°56′00″N 3°12′30″E / 9.93333°N 3.20833°E / 9.93333; 3.20833