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Ouinhi
Country Benin
DepartmentZou Department
Area
 • Total186 sq mi (483 km2)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total38,319
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Ouinhi is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Zou Department of south-western Benin. The commune covers an area of 483 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 38,319 people.[1][2] It is bounded on the north-west by the commune of Zagnanado, south-west by the commune of Zogbodomey, south by the commune of Bonou and east by the commune of Adja-Ouèrè. The commune is divided into arrondisements which include Dasso, Ouinhi, and Tohu, comprising of 28 villages.[3]

The arrondisements of Ouinhi and Dasso were struck hard by the 2008 Benin floods in July 2008, tearing down mud and straw homes and infrastructure and polluting rivers.[4]

References

  1. "Ouinhi". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  2. "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  3. "Ouinhi". www.ouinhi.communedubenin.org. Retrieved January 5, 2009.
  4. "BENIN: Half million potential flood victims : WHO". IRIN, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Retrieved January 5, 2010.

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