Porto Novo


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Porto Novo

(ˈpɔːtəʊ ˈnəʊvəʊ)
n
(Placename) the capital of Benin, in the southwest on a coastal lagoon: formerly a centre of Portuguese settlement and the slave trade. Pop: 253 000 (2005 est)
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Por•to No•vo

(ˈpɔr toʊ ˈnoʊ voʊ, ˈpoʊr-)
n.
a seaport in and the capital of Benin, on the Gulf of Guinea. 208,258.
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Noun1.Porto Novo - the capital of Benin in southwestern part of country on a coastal lagoon
Benin, Dahomey, Republic of Benin - a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
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