Parakou

Parakou

Parakou [pa.ʁa.ku] is the largest city in northern Benin, and the third-largest city in the country, with an estimated population of around 206,667 people, and capital of the Borgou Department. Administratively the commune of Parakou makes up one of Benin's 77 communes. Since 2015, its mayor is Souradjou Adamou Karimou.[citation needed] The city was founded in the 16th century by traders.[2] Among traders there is a first occupant of the Old City , a hunter named sina kpebiegi.[3] This hunter was from baatonou community. Even the traditional leaders are living from slaves trade the population are living from fishing and agriculture.