in Zou Department, Benin
- Royal Palaces of Abomey (Unesco heritage, 6 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 7.178 and 2.067 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 7° 10' 41" and E 2° 4' 0"
- 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: 06:22 PM (Friday)
- Timezone: Africa/Porto-Novo
- UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:38 am and 7:00 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -8.542 and -172.516 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Atafu Village
- This place on Wikipedia
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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: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Bohicon in Zou Department with it's 125,092 residents is a town located in Benin about 60 mi (or 96 km) north-west of Porto-Novo, the country's capital place.
Time in Bohicon is now 06:22 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Porto-Novo with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports nearby Bohicon, of which two are larger airports. The closest airport in Benin is Cadjehoun Airport in a distance of 61 mi (or 98 km), South. 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 6 mi (or 9 km), West.
Being here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Abomey, Dogbo, Houinvigue, Lokossa and Sakete. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Videos from this area
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Backstage - photo session - West Africa
Togo - Tamberma Village; Koutammakou, the land of the Batammariba Benin - City of Abomey February 2012 Produced by Rectrue.
Tours-TV.com: Vodun Ceremony
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
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]
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...
HUMANITRAD est une ONG internationale effectuant des missions de soins et de formation en médecine traditionnelle chinoise (MTC) dans différents pays. Son bu...
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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.
Bohicon is a city in Benin, and a conurbation of Abomey lying 9 kilometres east of the city on the railway line from Cotonou to Parakou and on Benin's main highway RNIE 2 which joins the RNIE 4. The commune covers an area of 139 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 113,091 people. Bohicon is the crossroads of international trade at the center of Benin.
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.
Don is a town in Benin, Africa. It has a population of 17092. Nearest large airports are Cotonou Cadjehoun in Cotonou and Lomé-Tokoin in Lomé, Togo.
Agbangnizoun is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Zou Department of south-western Benin. The town lies 20 kilometres south-east of Abomey. The commune covers an area of 244 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 55,001 people.
Djidja is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Zou Department of south-western Benin. The commune covers an area of 2184 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 84,590 people.
Za-Kpota or Zakpota is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Zou Department of south-western Benin. It is located 153 kilometres north of Cotonou and 33 kilometres east of Abomey (Bohicon is even closer).
Zogbodomey or Zogbodomè is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Zou Department of south-western Benin. The commune covers an area of 600 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 72,338 people.
Cana Airport is an airport serving Bohicon in Benin.
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.
Dekanmè is a town and arrondissement in the Atlantique Department of southern Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Kpomassè. 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 8,581.
Ahogbèya is an arrondissement in the Kouffo department of Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Klouékanmè. 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 10,330.
Adjido is an arrondissement in the Kouffo department of Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Toviklin. 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 9,064.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Bohicon.
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