Tanguieta

Market Tanguieta
Market Tanguieta


Tanguieta

is a town, located in Atacora Department of Benin. Tanguieta is neighbouring in the North with Burkina Faso republic, in the South by Boukoumbe commune, Est Kerou, Kouande and Tounkountouna commune and in the West by Materi and Cobly commune.
The commune of Tanguieta covers an area of 5465 square kilometers. In 2007 the town had an estimed population of 21,290. Tanguieta lies on the RNIE 3 highway which connects it to Natitingou and Porga.
Village life in Tanguieta
Village life in Tanguieta
It is an operating base for the Pendjari National Park which lays around 15 km from the village. The waterfalls of Tanongou are also in that area. A visit to Tayacou a small village in the area is worth to visit on Saturdays; it is also called the beer market, or visit the museum.
Warthog, an animal who lives in Pendjari National Park
Warthog, an animal who lives in Pendjari National Park
Tanguieta was the department seat of the government during the French colonial rule.  Tanguieta has typical colonial style buildings. The headquarter of Pendjari National Park is based in the town. The city is smaller than Natitingou but also cosier. In the center you can find several restaurants and shops. The town has internet access available.
The waterfalls of Tanongou
The waterfalls of Tanongou
The main languages in the town are French, Dendi, Waama, Nateni, and Biali. Religion: 69,0% Traditionel; 12,0% Catholic; 0,2% Protestant; 11,0% Muslim; 7,8% for others.
Principale Ethnics: Natimba, Yorouban Zerma, Haousatche, Peulhs, Dendis, Batombou, Fon, Waaba, Bèbèlibè, Bètammaribè, Kountimba, Mossi, Berba, and Gourmatchéba.

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