Malanville

Malanville

is a city located in the North of Benin. It is the city of Alibori department. The city Malanville was named by the French Governor of Dahomey Henri Malan (1869-1912). The population of this city was 168000 habitants in 2013. The district is limited in the North by the Niger Republic, South by Kanti District, Ségbana in the South, Karimama in the West and Nigeria Federal Republic in the East.
Peul People
Peul People
The commune of Malanville is subdivided in five arrondissements: Malanville, Guéné, Garou, Madekali, Toumboutou. The superficies of the Malanville is 301 600 ha = 3 016 km2
Malanville is a very important city in the north. It is a passage point to Niger, Burkina Faso and Nigeria. It is also the place of an important daily market. It is a dusty city cross always by many convoy of car to the border Niger. It is a city which looks like the Sahel because of the ambiance at the River and the Peulh people with their animals. The international market of Malanville animates every Saturday.
The different ethnics of Malanville are: Dendi, Peulh, Mokollé, Djerma, Haoussa, Nagot, Yoruba, Bariba, Mina, Adja, Goun, Fon and Kotokoli
People in Malanville are mostly Muslims: Muslims: 91.9%; Catholics 3.1%; Traditional religions: 1.4%; Protestants 0.6%; others 3.1%
In the forest in Malanville you can see animals like: lions, crocodiles, panthers, buffalo, birds, hippopotamus, warthogs, elephants and more.
In Malanville you can visit the international market which is the second market in Benin after Dantokpa market.
More to visit in the area of Malanville:
  • The Crocodiles breeding in Wollo, Parcs.
  • Fisher camps on the Niger River.
  • Peaks of Guéné and Bodjécali.
  • Embouchure of Sota.

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