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Country Benin
DepartmentAlibori Department
 • Total6,102 km2 (2,356 sq mi)
 • Total39,579
 • Density6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Karimama is a town, arrondissement and commune in the Alibori Department of northeastern Benin. The commune covers an area of 6102 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 39,579 people.[1][2]The town lies on the border with Niger.


The commune of Karimana is located 778 kilometres from Cotonou and lies on the Niger River. Communally it is bounded to the north and east by Niger, south by Malanville and to the west by Banikoara.

Administrative divisions

Karimana is subdivided into 5 arrondissements; Karimama, Birni-Lafia, Bogo-Bogo, Kompa and Monsey. They contain 16 villages and 2 urban districts.[1]


Most of the population are engaged in agricultural activities followed by trade, transportation and handicrafts. The main crops grown are maize, cotton, sorghum, cowpeas, peanut, okra, cassava, onion, potatoes and rice.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Karimama". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  2. "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.

Coordinates: 12°04′N 3°11′E / 12.067°N 3.183°E / 12.067; 3.183

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