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Entry sign for Tanguieta, Benin (coming from Natitingou), 2007
Entry sign for Tanguieta, Benin (coming from Natitingou), 2007
Country Benin
DepartmentAtakora Department
 • Commune, arrondissement and town2,110 sq mi (5,465 km2)
 • Commune, arrondissement and town54,719
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Tanguiéta is a town, arrondissement and commune located in the Atakora Department of Benin.The commune covers an area of 5465 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 54,719 people.[1][2] As of 2007 the town had an estimated population of 21,290.[3] It lies on the RNIE 3 highway which connects it to Natitingou.

Tanguiéta was the departmental seat of government during French colonial rule. The headquarters of the Pendjari National Park are based in the town, and the Hôpital Saint Jean de Dieu de Tanguiéta is a regionally recognized hospital. The town has internet access available.

The main languages spoken in the town include French, Dendi, Waama, Nateni, and Biali.

See also


  1. "Tanguieta". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  2. "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  3. ""The World Gazetteer"". Retrieved 2007-02-20.

Coordinates: 10°37′N 1°16′E / 10.617°N 1.267°E / 10.617; 1.267

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