Grande mosque in Porto-novo
Map highlighting the Ouémé Department
|• Total||1,281 km2 (495 sq mi)|
|Population (2013 census)|
|• Density||860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
Ouémé is one of the twelve
Per 2013 census, the total population of the department was 1,100,404 with 534,814 males and 565,590 females. The proportion of women was 51.40 per cent. The total rural population was 37.20 percent, while the urban population was 62.80 per cent. The total labor force in the department was 383,716 out of which 49.50 per cent were women. The proportion of households with no level of education was 43.80 and the proportion of households with children attending school was 81.70.
Mono 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 1,200 mm (47 in), but the region in the department receives relatively lesser rainfall. The department has mostly low-lying sandy coastal plains towards