in Zou Department, Benin

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
7.183 and 1.991 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 7° 10' 58" and E 1° 59' 28"
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: 10:16 AM (Friday)
Timezone: Africa/Porto-Novo
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:40 am and 6:46 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.542 and -172.516 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Atafu Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Benin in Western Africa

Safety Score: 4,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Benin.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Benin. Last Update: 2020-09-25 07:18:58

Delve into Abomey

Abomey in Zou Department with it's 82,154 habitants is located in Benin about 63 mi (or 102 km) north-west of Porto-Novo, the country's capital town.

Current time in Abomey is now 10:16 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Porto-Novo with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports close to Abomey, of which two are larger airports. The closest airport in Benin is Cadjehoun Airport in a distance of 63 mi (or 102 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Royal Palaces of Abomey in a distance of 1 mi (or 1 km), West.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Dogbo, Houinvigue, Lokossa, Savalou and Sakete. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 28°C / 83 °F

Morning Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Evening Temperature 26°C / 78 °F
Night Temperature 23°C / 74 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 68%
Air Pressure 1014 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 95% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Saturday, 26th of September 2020

24°C (75 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Sunday, 27th of September 2020

26°C (79 °F)
22°C (72 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Monday, 28th of September 2020

28°C (83 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Videos from this area

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Published: February 25, 2010
Length: 34:41 min
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Author: Alain Fossé

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Tisserin gendarme Ploceus cucullatus Village Weaver

Published: February 25, 2010
Length: 25:34 min
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Backstage - photo session - West Africa

Published: July 08, 2012
Length: 38:54 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Rectrue

Togo - Tamberma Village; Koutammakou, the land of the Batammariba Benin - City of Abomey February 2012 Produced by Rectrue.

Tours-TV.com: Vodun Ceremony

Published: November 19, 2014
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ToursTV Com

Each full moon a voodoo ceremony takes place in Ouidah, and the main - Voodoo Festival - is on the 10th of January. Benin. See on map http://tours-tv.com/en/vodun_ceremony .

The fight against the Obstetric Fistula en West Africa.mov

Published: February 18, 2012
Length: 57:14 min
Rating: 0 of 5

Obstetric Fistula is the typical case of disease that cause exclusion. It is a social tragedy . It affects mostly young and poor women that do not have access to Emergency Obstetric Care....

Benin Projekt e.V. [Trailer 2012]

Published: November 24, 2012
Length: 04:27 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: BeninDirekt

We have realized our first charity project in Benin! We gave a job to a carpenter in Abomey/Calavi - Benin to build school furniture for three primary school...

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Published: April 24, 2014
Length: 12:05 min
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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.


Dahomey was an African kingdom in the present-day Republic of Benin which lasted from 1600 until 1900. Dahomey developed on the Abomey Plateau in the early 1600s and became a regional power in the 1700s by conquering key cities on the Atlantic coast.

Located at 7.18556, 1.98806 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1900 disestablishments, LGBT in Africa, LGBT in Benin, States and territories established in 1600, States of pre-colonial Africa, Dahomey, French West Africa

Roman Catholic Diocese of Abomey

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Abomey is a diocese located in the city of Abomey in the Ecclesiastical province of Cotonou in Benin.

Located at 7.18222, 1.98722 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Roman Catholic dioceses in Benin, Religious organizations established in 1963, Roman Catholic dioceses and prelatures established in the 20th century, Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Cotonou

Royal Palaces of Abomey

The Royal Palaces of Abomey are 12 palaces spread over a 40 hectares area at the heart of the Abomey town in Benin, formerly the capital of the West African Kingdom of Dahomey. The Kingdom was founded in 1625 by the Fon people who developed it into a powerful military and commercial empire, which dominated trade with European slave traders on the Slave Coast until the late 19th century, to whom they sold their prisoners of war. At its peak the palaces could accommodate for up to 8000 people.

Located at 7.18556, 1.98806 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
World Heritage Sites in Benin, French West Africa, Buildings and structures in Benin


Dètohou is an arrondissement in the Zou department of Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Abomey. 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 4,112.

Located at 7.18333, 1.95 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Zou Department, Arrondissements of Benin

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Abomey.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Abome, Abomey, Abomei, Palácios Reais de Abomei, Абомей