Littoral Department

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Littoral
Map highlighting the Littoral Department
Map highlighting the Littoral Department
Coordinates: 6°22′N 2°26′E / 6.367°N 2.433°E / 6.367; 2.433Coordinates: 6°22′N 2°26′E / 6.367°N 2.433°E / 6.367; 2.433=inline,title
Country Benin
CapitalCotonou
Area
 • Total79 km2 (31 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total701,137
 • Density8,900/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Littoral is one of the twelve departments of Benin. It has just one commune/city, Cotonou. It is the largest city in the country and the economic capital. Littoral is the smallest department of the twelve. Littoral was split from the Atlantique Department in 1999.