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Autonomous Republic of DAHOMEY

Flag or Logo since 1958-12-04
République autonome du DAHOMEY (fr) De facto Semi-Independent
Emblem or Symbol

Sourou-Migan Apithy
(ruler of DAHOMEY since 1958-12-04)

President Rene Coty
(ruler of FRANCE since 1954-01-16)
Capitals & administrative places: Porto Novo a
(Porto Novo)
a administrative, national or political capital (also ruler's residence)
Official & national languages: French (fr) .


DAHOMEY Autonomous Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo)

6 Divisions:

CENTRE CENTRE Circle  (Abomey)Local: Cercle du CENTRE (fr)  (Abomey)
NORTH-EAST NORTH-EAST Circle  (Paraku)Local: Cercle du NORD-EST (fr)  (Parakou)
NORTH-WEST NORTH-WEST Circle  (Natitingu)Local: Cercle du NORD-OUEST (fr)  (Natitingou)
SOUTH SOUTH Circle  (Cotonou)Local: Cercle du SUD (fr)  (Cotonou)
SOUTH-EAST SOUTH-EAST Circle  (Porto Novo)Local: Cercle du SUD-EST (fr)  (Porto-Novo)
SOUTH-WEST SOUTH-WEST Circle  (Lokossa)Local: Cercle du SUD-OUEST (fr)  (Lokossa)

Dependent Protectorates:

DASA Yoruba Kingdom of DASA [French Protectorate]  (Dasa)Local: Royaume de DASSA (fr) + Oba ÌDÀÁSHÀ (idd)  (Dassa)
KETU Yoruba State of KETU [French Protectorate]  (Ketu)Local: État de KÉTOU (fr) + Oba KETU (nqg) + Alaketu KETU (ijj)  (Kétou)
SAVI HWEDA Fon State of SAVI HWEDA [French Protectorate]  (Whydah)Local: État de SAVI HWÉDA (fr) + SAVI HWEDA (sxw) + SAVI HWEDA (fon)  (Ouidah)

Other Territories or Entities within the 2024's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

AJUDA Portuguese Intendancy of the Regency of AJUDA  (Fortress of Saint John the Baptist of Whydah)

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