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Title: Zogbodomey  
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Subject: Ouinhi, Akiza, Benin, Avlamè, Cana I, Cana II
Collection: Arrondissements of Benin, Communes in Yorubaland, Communes of Benin, Populated Places in the Zou Department
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Commune and city
Zogbodomey is located in Benin
Location in Benin
Country  Benin
Department Zou Department
 • Total 200 sq mi (600 km2)
Population (2002)
 • Total 72,338
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

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]


  • Administrative divisions 1
  • Economy 2
  • Notable people 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Administrative divisions

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]


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 people

  • [4]


  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. ^

External links

  • Official site
  • Communes du Benin

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