Population of Cities in Benin (2018)
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 the seat of government for Benin.
Abomey-Calavi has a population of around 650,000 people.
Djougou is the largest city in northwestern Benin, and is an important market town.
Porto-Novo is a port city and the capital of Benin.
The name Parakou comes from the Dendi word meaning 'La ville de tout le monde', which means 'the city of everyone'.
The Maquis Malodie market in Bohicon attracts thousands of traders from all over Benin.
Kandi was founded by the Dendi Kingdom, an offshoot of the Songhai Empire.
The name Lokossa translates into English as 'underneath the iroko tree'.
Ouidah was originally a town known as Glexw�, which means 'farmhouse'.
Abomey was once the capital of the Kingdom of Dahomey and is home to 12 palaces from that period, most now in ruins.