in Borgou Department, Benin

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
9.337 and 2.630 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 9° 20' 13" and E 2° 37' 49"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - XOF
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 01:34 PM (Sunday)
Timezone: Africa/Porto-Novo
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:40 am and 7:02 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-13.222 and -176.206 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Benin in Western Africa

Safety Score: 2,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Benin.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Benin. Last Update: 2019-08-25 07:23:13

Discover Parakou

Parakou in Borgou Department with it's 163,753 citizens is a place in Benin about 196 mi (or 316 km) north of Porto-Novo, the country's capital city.

Current time in Parakou is now 01:34 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Africa / Porto-Novo with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports near Parakou. The closest airport in Benin is Parakou Airport in a distance of 2 mi (or 3 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba in Togo at a distance of 114 mi (or 183 km).

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kosubosu, Saki, Djougou, Tede and Ago-Amodu. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 22°C / 72 °F

Morning Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Night Temperature 20°C / 69 °F
Chance of rainfall 8%
Air Humidity 95%
Air Pressure 1015.5 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Monday, 26th of August 2019

27°C (80 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Tuesday, 27th of August 2019

26°C (79 °F)
21°C (71 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 28th of August 2019

25°C (78 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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Swagga tchéké_clip officiel.flv

Published: December 18, 2012
Length: 07:03 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: UrbanMusicLabel Parakou

Swagga tchéké c le premier clip officiel du label ASUR ENTERTAINMENT label de musique urbaine à cheval sur Cotonou & Parakou(Bénin). DIEL & Sed Supernova dans un nouveau concept fou fou...

Camion Africain :)

Published: November 05, 2009
Length: 22:06 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: couzz59

Véhicule utilisé au Bénin à Parakou pour construction d'un centre de formation professionel! Véhicule de chantier très "vieu" mais encore tellement utile!!!

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Parakou is the largest city in eastern Benin, with an estimated population of around 206,667 people, and capital of the Borgou Department. The mayor as of 2008 was Samou Seidou Adambi and administratively the commune of Parakou makes up one of Benin's 77 communes.

Located at 9.35, 2.61667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Communes of Benin, Populated places in Benin

Borgou Department

Borgou is one of the twelve departments of Benin. Borgou borders the country of Nigeria and the departments of Alibori, Atakora, Collines and Donga. The capital of Borgou is Parakou and the total area is 25,310 km. ² or 9,772 mi. ². Borgou is divided into the communes of Bembèrèkè, Kalalé, N’Dali, Nikki, Parakou, Pèrèrè, Sinendé, and Tchaourou.

Located at 9.35, 2.61667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Borgou Department, Departments of Benin

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Parakou

The Archdiocese of Parakou is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Parakou in Benin.

Located at 9.34944, 2.61667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Roman Catholic dioceses in Benin, Religious organizations established in 1948, Parakou, Roman Catholic dioceses and prelatures established in the 20th century, Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Parakou, Roman Catholic ecclesiastical provinces in Benin

Parakou Airport

Parakou Airport is an airport serving Parakou in Benin.

Located at 9.35, 2.6167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Benin

Boni, Benin

Boni is an arrondissement in the Collines department of Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Savé. According to the population census conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique Benin on February 15, 2002, the arrondissement had a total population of 7,609.

Located at 9.28333, 2.73333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Collines Department, Arrondissements of Benin

Popular in vicinity

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Paraku, Parakou, Параку, پاراکو، بنین, פאראקו, PKO, パラクー, 파라쿠, 帕拉庫