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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.
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(Placename) the chief port and official capital of Benin, on the Bight of Benin. Pop: 891 000 (2005 est)
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(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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BRUSSELS, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- Concrete involvement of the international community in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel was discussed by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and their counterparts from 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries during their Joint Parliamentary Assembly which took place from December 3-5 in Cotonou city, Benin.
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