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Cotonou is a city located in the west African state of Benin is also known as the economic capital of the country. In the year 2006, the total number of people who
inhabited the city of Cotonou in Benin, according to the government sources, were seven lac sixty one thousand one hundred and thirty seven. The total population of Cotonou at Benin has grown at a very high rate along the years, since in the year 1960, the population was equal to only seventy thousand.

Cotonou of Benin is not only one of the largest cities in the country, but also has the privilege of having many diplomatic and government services located in its territory. This is one of the prime reasons why this city is also called the de facto capital of Benin.

Some of the important tourist destinations near the region of Cotonou include:
  • The Cotonou Friendship Stadium
  • The Cotonou Cathedral
  • The Cotonou Central Mosque
  • The Dantokpa Market, which also includes a fetish market
  • The National University of Benin.


One of the major medium of transport in Cotonou is the flight srvices offered by the Cotonou International Airport to France and other big cities in Benin, like, Parakou, Natitingou, Kandi, Djougou and Savè. The neighboring countries of Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Niger and Togo are well accessible vis roadways from Cotonou. The Autonomous Port of Cotonou, the largest port in West Africa, also offers ferry services.

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