Population of Cities in Benin (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
7
100,000 to 1 Million
24
10,000 to 100,000
  • Cotonou
  • Abomey-Calavi
  • Djougou
  • Porto-Novo
  • Parakou
  • Bohicon
  • Kandi
  • Lokossa
  • Ouidah
  • Abomey
  • Natitingou
  • Save
  • Nikki
  • Dogbo
  • Cove
  • Malanville
  • Pobe
  • Savalou
  • Sakete
  • Come
  • Bembereke
  • Bassila
  • Banikoara
  • Ketou
  • Dassa-Zoume
  • Tchaourou
  • Allada
  • Aplahoue
  • Tanguieta
  • Hevie
  • Beterou
  • Grand-Popo
  • Guilmaro

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