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Alibori
Department
Map highlighting the Alibori Department
Map highlighting the Alibori Department
Country  Benin
Area
 • Total 25,683 km2 (9,916 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 595,196
 • Density 23.1747/km2 (60.0222/sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Alibori is the largest and northernmost département of Benin. It has an area of 25,683 km². In 2003 the population was 355,950.

The department is divided into 6 communes. Each commune is centered at one of the main towns: Banikoara, Gogounou, Kandi, Karimama, Malanville, and Ségbana. The department borders the countries of Burkina Faso, Niger, and Nigeria.

The département was made in 1999 when it was split off from Borgou. Since 2008, the capital has been Kandi.

Alibori communes
Communes of Alibori

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