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Abomey info

Standart time zone:
UTC/GMT +1 hour (Africa/Porto-Novo)

Population:
82,154

Coordinates:
7.18286, 1.99119

Region:
Zou

Continent:
Africa

Country name:
Benin

ISO code:
BJ, BEN, 204

Fips code:
BN

Phone code:
229

Country area:
112,620 km2

Country population:
9,056,010

Currency:
XOF

Language:
fr

Other information:

Abomey is the capital of the Zou Department of Benin. The commune of Abomey covers an area of 142 square kilometres and, as of 2012, had a population of 90,195 people.Abomey houses the Royal Palaces of Abomey, a collection of small traditional houses that were inhabited by the Kings of Dahomey from 1600 to 1900, and which were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. == History == Abomey was founded in the 17th century as the capital of the Kingdom of Dahomey (1600–1904), on the site of the former village of Kana. Traditional legends state that the town was founded by Do-Aklin, a son of the king of Allada who ventured north to found his own kingdom; the name is thought to come from Danhomé, meaning 'belly of Dan', Dan been the original chief of the village. Dahomey expanded rapidly in the 1700s, absorbing many of the surrounding kingdoms, and growing rich from the slave trade. Read more in wiki.



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