Zogbodomey

Zogbodomey or Zogbodomè is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Zou Department of south-western Benin. The commune covers an area of 600 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 72,338 people.[1][2]

Zogbodomey
Zogbodomey is located in Benin
Zogbodomey
Zogbodomey
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 7°5′N 2°6′E / 7.083°N 2.100°E / 7.083; 2.100
Country Benin
DepartmentZou Department
Area
 • Total200 sq mi (600 km2)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total72,338
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Administrative divisionsEdit

Zogbodomey is divided administratively into 11 arrondissements: Akiza, Avlamè, Cana I, Cana II, Domè, Koussoukpa, Kpokissa, Massi, Tanwé-Hessou, Zoukou and Zogbodomey. The commune contains 6 urban quarters and 59 villages.[1]

EconomyEdit

The economy of Zogbodomey is based on agriculture, livestock, trade and agro food processing.

Agriculture employs over 80% of the population, with the main crops grown being maize and groundnuts, but in recent years, producers are turning to other commodities such as vegetables, cotton, cassava, soybeans, cowpeas, and rice.[3]

Livestock production is limited to goats, sheep, pigs, poultry and rabbits.

Small and medium enterprises operate in Zogbodomey and transform products such as cassava, palm oil, vegetable oil and soybean etc.[3]

There are a variety of markets and traders in the main town, and bars and restaurants have grown up in recent years, and new shops and stores.[3]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Zogbodomey". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  2. ^ "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "L' Economie" (in French). Maire Zogbodomey. Retrieved January 4, 2010.
  4. ^ www.bc-benin.org Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 7°5′N 2°6′E / 7.083°N 2.100°E / 7.083; 2.100