Abomey is the capital of the of . The commune of Abomey covers an area of 142 square kilometres and, as of 2012, had a population of 90,195 people.Abomey houses the Royal Palaces of Abomey, a collection of small traditional houses that were inhabited by the Kings of from 1600 to 1900, and which were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.
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The Kingdom of was an African kingdom that existed from about 1600 until 1904, when the last king, Béhanzin, was defeated by the French, and the country was annexed into the French colonial empire.


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