Benin

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 2,255,221
1960 2,431,620
1970 2,907,769
1980 3,718,024
1990 5,001,271
2000 6,949,366
2010 9,509,798
2020 12,343,775
2025 13,891,411
2050 22,137,263
2075 29,189,124
2100 32,943,598
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Republic of Benin
Capital Porto-Novo
Region Western Africa
ISO code BJ
Statistical agency L’Institut National de la Statistique et de l’Analyse Economique (INSAE)


Administrative units

département
> commune
capitalarea in
sq.km.
population
1992-02-15
census
population
2002-02-15
census
population
2013-05-11
prelim. census
Département de l'AliboriKandi26,242355,950521,093868,046
Banikoara 4,383104,038152,028248,621
Gogounou 4,91050,04580,013117,793
Kandi 3,42173,13895,206177,683
Karimama 6,10229,07139,57966,675
Malanville 3,01667,387101,628168,006
Ségbana 4,47132,27152,63989,268
Département de l'AtacoraNatitingou20,499400,613549,417769,337
Boukoumbè 1,03658,19660,56883,147
Cobly 82538,38246,66068,955
Kérou 3,74542,49162,63298,315
Kouandé 4,50050,37980,261112,014
Matéri 1,74058,51683,721111,003
Natitingou 3,04557,15375,620104,010
Pehunco 1,90033,83355,08278,173
Tanguiéta 5,45640,43054,71973,731
Toucountouna 1,60021,23330,15439,989
Département de l'AtlantiqueOuidah3,233529,546801,6831,396,548
Abomey-Calavi 650126,507307,745655,965
Allada 38177,10791,778127,493
Kpomassè 30550,05957,19067,722
Ouidah 36464,43376,555161,544
Sô-Ava 21859,14876,315118,497
Toffo 51560,02874,717100,920
Tori-Bossito 26337,16744,56957,445
 54355,09772,814106,962
Département de BorgouParakou25,856471,975724,1711,202,095
Bembèrèkè 34859,80994,580125,465
Kalalé 3,58662,805100,026168,520
N'Dali 3,74845,33467,379114,659
Nikki 3,17166,16499,251150,466
Parakou 441103,577149,819254,254
Perere 2,01727,13542,89179,240
Sinendé 2,28940,76963,37388,383
Tchaourou 7,25666,382106,852221,108
Département de CollinesSavalou13,931340,284535,923716,558
Bantè 2,69546,69982,129106,945
Dassa-Zoumè 1,71164,06593,967112,118
Glazoué 1,35059,40590,475123,542
Ouessè 3,20052,07196,850141,760
Savalou 2,67472,641104,749144,814
Savè 2,22845,40367,75387,379
Département du CouffoDogbo2,404395,132524,586741,895
Aplahoué 57277,491116,988170,069
Djakotome 32571,50296,732134,704
Dogbo 47563,72276,947101,870
Klouékanmè 25069,46593,324128,537
Lalo 43262,14779,685119,080
Toviklin 12058,80560,91087,635
Département de DongaDjougou11,126248,695350,062542,605
Bassila 5,66146,41671,511130,770
Copargo 87635,66550,82071,290
Djougou 3,966134,099181,895266,522
Ouaké 66332,51545,83674,023
Département du LittoralCotonou79536,827665,100678,874
Cotonou 79536,827665,100678,874
Département du MonoLokossa1,605281,245360,037495,307
Athiémè 22032,99539,48156,247
Bopa 36561,31270,26896,598
Comè 16342,23258,39679,665
Grand-Popo 28933,07940,33557,490
Houéyogbé 29057,36774,492100,879
Lokossa 26054,26077,065104,428
Département de l'OuéméPorto-Novo1,281568,898730,7721,096,850
Adjara 11246,42760,11296,901
Adjohoun 30851,30156,45574,956
Aguegues 5221,33326,65044,484
Akpro-Missérété 7952,88572,652121,571
Avrankou 15068,50380,402130,777
Bonou 27524,73329,65644,430
Dangbo 34059,56266,05595,908
Porto-Novo 110179,138223,552263,616
Sèmè-Kpodji 25065,016115,238224,207
Département du PlateauSakété3,264307,676407,116624,146
Adja-Ouèrè 55059,40181,497115,953
Ifangni 24267,02171,606113,749
Kétou 2,18363,079100,499156,497
Pobè 40054,18182,910123,740
Sakété 43263,99470,604114,207
Département du ZouAbomey5,243478,714599,954851,623
Abomey 14266,59578,34192,823
Agbangnizoun 24448,16655,00172,727
Bohicon 13981,890113,091170,604
Covè 52531,43134,44250,235
Djidja 2,18457,36884,590123,804
Ouinhi 48330,03638,31959,853
Za-Kpota 60070,22687,07654,914
Zagnanado 75034,36336,756132,401
Zogbodomey 60058,63972,33894,262
total 114,7634,915,5556,769,9149,983,884
source: INSAE, Benin.

Main cities

namepopulation
1992-02-15
census
population
2002-02-15
census
Cotonou536,827665,100
Abomey-Calavi126,507307,745
Porto-Novo179,138223,552
Djougou134,099181,895
Banikoara104,038152,028
Parakou103,577149,819
Aplahoué77,491116,988
Sèmè-Kpodji65,016115,238
Bohicon81,890113,091
Tchaourou66,382106,852
Savalou72,641104,749
Malanville67,387101,628
Ketou63,079100,499
Kalalé62,805100,026
source: INSAE, Benin.