Population of Cities in Benin (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
7
100,000 to 1 Million
24
10,000 to 100,000

Benin has 0 cities with more than a million people, 7 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 24 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Benin is Cotonou, with a population of 780,000 people.

Cotonou

Cotonou the seat of government for Benin.

780,000

Abomey-Calavi

Abomey-Calavi has a population of around 650,000 people.

385,755

Djougou

Djougou is the largest city in northwestern Benin, and is an important market town.

237,040

Porto-Novo

Porto-Novo is a port city and the capital of Benin.

234,168

Parakou

The name Parakou comes from the Dendi word meaning 'La ville de tout le monde', which means 'the city of everyone'.

163,753

Bohicon

The Maquis Malodie market in Bohicon attracts thousands of traders from all over Benin.

125,092

Kandi

Kandi was founded by the Dendi Kingdom, an offshoot of the Songhai Empire.

109,701

Lokossa

The name Lokossa translates into English as 'underneath the iroko tree'.

86,971

Ouidah

Ouidah was originally a town known as Glexw�, which means 'farmhouse'.

83,503

Abomey

Abomey was once the capital of the Kingdom of Dahomey and is home to 12 palaces from that period, most now in ruins.

82,154

Name 2018 Population
Cotonou780,000
Abomey-Calavi385,755
Djougou237,040
Porto-Novo234,168
Parakou163,753
Bohicon125,092
Kandi109,701
Lokossa86,971
Ouidah83,503
Abomey82,154
Natitingou80,892
Save75,970
Nikki54,009
Dogbo41,312
Cove38,566
Malanville37,117
Pobe32,983
Savalou30,187
Sakete30,111
Come29,208
Bembereke24,006
Bassila23,616
Banikoara22,487
Ketou22,341
Dassa-Zoume21,672
Tchaourou20,971
Allada20,094
Aplahoue19,862
Tanguieta19,833
Hevie13,450
Beterou13,108
Grand-Popo9,847
Guilmaro6,516