commune cover an area of 4383 square kilometers. In 2008 the population was estimated of 24,917 people living in the main town. Banikoara is situated in the North of Benin country in Alibori department. It is limited in the North by Karimama, South by Gogounou, and Kerou, East by Kandi and West by Burkina Faso.
The commune of Banikoara is subdivided into 10 arrondissements and 64 villages: Banikoara-centre, Founougo, Gomparou, Sompérékou, Soroko, Goumori, Toura, Kokey, Ounet, Kokiborou
The principal languages speaking in this area of Benin are: Baatombu, Fulbé ou peulh, Dendi, Yoruba, Fon
The main activity in Banikoara is agriculture; this is followed by trade and handicrafts. It is grown in Banikoara: maize, cotton, sorghum, and cowpea. In that area about 51 024, 00 hectares are devoted to agriculture.
The important touristic sites in Banikoara are: Waterfall of Koudou in Founougou, hunter’s camp and visit of Mekrouin Soroko. National Parc of W, Gaani celebration and many other cultural events.
In Banikoara there are many gallery forests along the many rivers in the commune. You can see in those forests elephants, buffalos, antelopes, lions, hyenas, birds.