Perma is a town and arrondissement
Arrondissements of Benin
The Arrondissements of Benin refer to the third-level administrative units of Benin, after Departments and communes. In turn they contain villages and may often have several quartiers or city districts/urban neighborhoods:...

 in the Atakora Department
Atakora Department
Atakora is the northwestern department of Benin, bordering Togo to the west and Burkina Faso to the north. Also, it borders the departments of Alibori, Borgou, and Donga. It is the most mountainous region of Benin, and the birth place of the president, Mathieu Kérékou...

 of northwestern Benin
Benin , officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in West Africa. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. Its small southern coastline on the Bight of Benin is where a majority of the population is located...

. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Natitingou
Natitingou is a city and commune in north western Benin. It is about 50 km from Benin's Pendjari National Park, where tourists can see West African wildlife during the months of December through June...

. According to the population census conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique Benin
Institut National de la Statistique Benin
The Institut National de la Statistique Benin is a national institute of Benin, which is dedicated to collecting data in the country. It collects data on demographics, population, climatology, education, employment, etc....

on February 15, 2002, the arrondissement had a total population of 8,161.
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