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A city of southern Benin on the Bight of Benin. The largest city in the country, it is a seaport and commercial center.


(Placename) the chief port and official capital of Benin, on the Bight of Benin. Pop: 891 000 (2005 est)


(ˌkoʊ təˈnu)

a seaport in SE Benin. 487,020.
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Noun1.Cotonou - chief port of Benin on the Bight of Benin
Benin, Dahomey, Republic of Benin - a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
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The flight operates onwards from Libreville to Douala, Cameroon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; and onwards to Cotonou, Benin on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
COTONOU, Benin -- Safwat Center of Direct Aid Society serves people in the capital and provides them with educational and health services.
De Souza previously worked at the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) at its headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, and at its Principal Branch Office in Cotonou, Benin, and also served as a member of Benin's Parliament from 2011 to 2015.
COTONOU, Benin, Rabi'I 16, 1437, December 27, 2015, SPA -- The spokesman for Benin's Interior Ministry says a helicopter carrying Benin's prime minister has crashed in the country's northwest, but he is unhurt, according to AP.
was intercepted, its captain claimed to have sailed from Cotonou, Benin Republic on sea trials and that the vessel was not carrying any product.
Orange and the members of the ACE consortium have launch the ACE cable in Cotonou, Benin and Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
COTONOU, Benin -- With nearly 5,000 dead of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization elected a new director Wednesday of its Africa office, which has been accused of bungling the response to the outbreak in its early stages.
The Scheme was established by a Protocol signed by ECOWAS heads of state in Cotonou, Benin, in May 1982.
Survey respondents report higher levels of risky sexual behavior when they answer questions anonymously in private polling booths using marked tokens than when they take part in face-to-face interviews, according to a study conducted in Cotonou, Benin (1) For example, the proportion of married men who reported ever having had sex with a female sex worker was 20% in face-to-face interviews, but 42% in polling booth surveys.
Beginning March 10th, 2014 Arik Air will add Cotonou, Benin to its daily route network by operating the Lagos, Nigeria -Dakar, Senegal flight via Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin Republic.
COTONOU, Benin, 21 novembre 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Les directeurs nationaux du commerce interieur ainsi que des consultants, experts et personnes-ressources de divers horizons ont entame ce mercredi 20 novembre 2013 a Cotonou un atelier de deux jours visant a valider le Programme regional d'appui a la regulation du commerce informel dans l'espace CEDEAO (PARCI).
The highpoint of her career came last week in Cotonou, Benin when she defeated local girl Esperence Follykoue 6-3, 7-6 (5) in an exciting final at the ITF West/Central Africa U-18 Circuit to lift her first title.