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Mono is one of the twelve departments of Benin. The capital of Mono is Lokossa. Some territories of Mono were moved to the newly formed Kouffo Department during 1999. Mono is subdivided into six communes, each centered at one of the principal towns, namely, Athiémè, Bopa, Comè, Grand-Popo, Houéyogbé and Lokossa. It has an area of 1,396 sq. km.Per 2013 census, the total population of the department was 497,243 with 241,554 males and 255,689 females. The proportion of women was 51.40 per cent. The total rural population was 50.30 percent, while the urban population was 49.70 per cent. The total labour force in the department was 142,220 out of which 48.60 per cent were women. The proportion of households with no level of education was 48.70GeographyMono Department is located in coastal area that have interconnected lakes and lagoons and elongated coastlines with wide marsh. Freshwater and seawater fishing is the major profession in the region. Petroleum was discovered in the 60s in offshore areas, while titanium, low quality iron ore, ilmenite and chromite are the major minerals. The southern regions receive two spells from March to July and September to November while the northern regions of the country receive one season of rainfall from May to September. The country receives an average annual rainfall of around 1200mm, but the region in the department receives relatively lesser rainfall. The department has mostly low-lying sandy coastal plains towards Atlantic Ocean, marshes, lagoons and lakes. The highest elevation in the department around the coastal plains is 20m compared to the average 200m above average mean sea level of the country.Mono Department is in Benin. Take stress off the schedule by using our Benin trip planner .
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