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Country Benin
DepartmentPlateau Department
 • Total843 sq mi (2,183 km2)
 • Total100,499
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Kétou is a Yoruba town, arrondissement, and commune located in the Plateau Department of the Republic of Benin (previously called 'Dahomey'). It is said to have been founded by Ede, son of Sopasan and grandson of Oduduwa (also known as Odudua, Oòdua and Eleduwa), who ruled the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife (also known as Ife) in present-day Nigeria. The oba (meaning 'king' or 'ruler' in the Yoruba language) is referred to as the Alaketu of Ketou.

The commune covers an area of 2183 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 100,499 people.[1][2]


  1. "Ketou". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  2. "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.

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