Natitingou

Natitingou

Natitingou is a town, arrondissement and Commune in Atacora department in western north of Benin. It is located about 645 km from Cotonou and 100 km from Porga the Burkina Faso border. The superficies of Natitingou Commune is 1740 kilometers square. It is bounded on the north by Burkina Faso Republic, south by Cobly, east by Tanguieta, and west by Togo Republic.
Hippopotamus in Pendjari National Park Benin
Hippopotamus in Pendjari National Park Benin
The commune is subdivided into 6 arrondissements: Matéri, Dassari, Gouandé, Nodi, Tantéga, Tchanhoun-cossi. The Population in the Commune of Natitingou was 103.843 in 2013.
Tanougou Waterfall close to Pendjari NP
Tanougou Waterfall close to Pendjari NP
Natitingou was founded by the Waama ethnic groups, nowadays it is populated by Bialbe, Peulh, Moba, Kountimba and the Mossi and some others. The name Natitingou is from the Waama word Nantibatingou means Crush.
In Natitingou you can see religions like catholics 25, 4% Muslims 7, 1%, Protestants 2, 5%, Traditional 60, 8%.
Hippopotamus in Pendjari National Park
Hippopotamus in Pendjari National Park Benin
Natitingou is a tourism city it is common to meet tourists in there. The museum of Natitingou (Museé Régional de Natitingou) where you can find out more about theTata Somba houses and lifestyle.
The Pendjari National Park the wildlife park with many elephants, antelope, hippopotamus and many other animals is located at ca. 50 km and a good start to go from Natitingou.
The Kota Waterfalls you can find at 15 km from the city to take a refreshing dive in the water.
Tata Somba with the Tammari people.
Tata Somba village in Benin
Tata Somba village in Benin
The area is also a good place for walking or bicycling to start from Natitingou.
It is also one of the city in the North you can have many good hotels.

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