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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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He added that in line with his commitment on agriculture, the state government had a retreat on agribusiness in Cotonou, Benin Republic, noting that his government would execute the report of the retreat to the letter.
President will arrive in Cotonou, Benin in the afternoon of 28 July.
10/03/2019 18:27, TUNIS/Tunisia (TAP) -- Tunisia's Etoile Sportif de Rades defeated Congo's BC Terreur 69-52, at a FIBA AfroLeague first qualifying round group B day-3 game played on Sunday in Cotonou, Benin. ES Rades who had won the first two games against Nigeria's Civil Defenders (96-80) and Benin's Elan Sportif BBC (71-55), had already booked their ticket to the quarter finals and are on top of the ranking with 6 points.
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.