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Parakou, Benin

Parakou is a large place in the region of Borgou in Benin with a population of approximately 163,753 people and is one of the largest places in Benin. Find all facts and information about Parakou.

Facts and figures on Parakou at a glance

Name: Parakou (Parakou)
Status: Large place and regional capital
Population: 163,753 people
Region name (Level 1): Borgou
Country: Benin
Continent: Africa

Parakou is located in the region of Borgou and is also the regional capital of this region. The distance from Parakou to Benin's capital Porto-Novo (Porto-Novo) is approximately 315 km / 196 mi (as the crow flies).

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Facts and figures about Parakou
Parakou ParakouLarge place / Regional capital163,753 peopleBorgou Borgou Department

Map of Parakou

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Information on Parakou

Information on Parakou
Place nameRegion name Level 1CountryContinent
Parakou ParakouBorgou Borgou DepartmentBeninAfrica

Time in Parakou

Time in Parakou
Current timeSummer time (DST)Standard timeCurrent timezone offsetTimezone
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 - 12:50pmNoMon, 20 Mar 2023 - 12:50pmUTC +1.0Africa/Porto-Novo

Geographic coordinates of Parakou

Latitude & Longitude of Parakou
PositionLatitude (width)Longitude (length)
Show on map9°20'13.8"N (9.3371600°)2°37'49.1"E (2.6303100°)

Distances from Parakou

Distances from Parakou
To equator (0° lat)To prime meridian (0° lon)To the largest places
1,034 km north of the equator289 km east of the prime meridianDistances from Parakou

Places around Parakou

7 places found within 5 km around Parakou. You can expand the radius of your search: 10 km15 km
Places in the regional area of Parakou
Depot Depot-2.3 km 1.4 mishow
Wansirou Wansirou-4.1 km 2.6 mishow
Kperou Guera Kpérou Guéra-4.3 km 2.7 mishow
Amawihon Amawihon-4.3 km 2.7 mishow
Senouorou Sénouorou-4.4 km 2.7 mishow
Sokouno Sokouno-4.4 km 2.7 mishow
Bereyadou Béréyadou-5.0 km 3.1 mishow

Airports around Parakou

1 airport found within 15 km around Parakou. You can expand the radius of your search: 50 km100 km
Airports in the regional area of Parakou
Parakou Airport Parakou AirportDBBP, PKO2.1 km 1.3 mishow

External sources of information on Parakou

Parakou on Wikipedia