Cotonou (French pronunciation: [kɔtɔˈnu]), formerly Kutonu, is the largest city and economic centre of Benin.
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118 Articles of interest in Benin
Porto-Novo (also known as Hogbonou and Adjacé) is the official capital of the West African nation of Benin, and was the capital of French Dahomey.
Ouidah /ˈwiːdə/, historically also called Whydah /ˈhwaɪdə/, Juda, Juida by the French and Ajudá by the Portuguese, is a city on the Atlantic coast of Benin.
Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (IATA: COO, ICAO: DBBB) is an airport in Cotonou, the largest city in Benin in West Africa.
Abomey is a city in the Zou Department of Benin.
Benin, a narrow, key-shaped, north-south strip of land in West Africa, lies between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer. Benin's latitude ranges from 6°30′ N to 12°30′ N and its longitude from 1° E to 3°40′ E.
Comè is a town and arrondissement located in the Mono Department of Benin. The commune covers an area of 163 square kilometres and as of 2012 had a population of 33,507 people.
Parakou is the largest city in eastern Benin, with an estimated population of around 206,667 people, and capital of the Borgou Department.
Abomey-Calavi is a city, arrondissement, and commune located in the Atlantique Department of Benin.
Bopa is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Mono Department of south-western Benin.The commune covers an area of 365 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 70,268 people.
Allada is a town, arrondissement, and commune, located in the Atlantique Department of Benin.
UTAGE Flight 141 was a charter flight operated by Union des Transports Aériens de Guinée.
Djougou is the largest city in north west Benin. It is an important market town.
Atakora is the northwestern department of Benin, bordering Togo to the west and Burkina Faso to the north. Also, it borders the departments of Alibori, Borgou, and Donga. It is the most mountainous region of Benin, and the birthplace of the presiden…
Kandi is a town, arrondissement and commune in the Alibori Department of eastern Benin. Originally a market town, Kandi is now primarily a farming centre. It lies on the nation's main north-south highway, 650 km from Cotonou and 325 miles (523 km) n…
Donga is one of the twelve departments of Benin. Donga was created in 1999 when the government split up the original six departments into twelve. Donga was split from Atakora.
Collines is one of the twelve departments of Benin. Collines was created in 1999 after the Benin government split up the former six departments of Atakora, Atlantique, Borgou, Mono, Oueme and Zou into twelve. Collines was split from Zou. Since 2008,…
Alibori is the largest and northernmost département of Benin, with an area of 26,242 km² and a population of 868,046 (at the May 2013 Census). The department is subdivided into six communes, each centered at one of the principal towns: Banikoara, Go…
Tchaourou is a commune, arrondissement, and city located in the Borgou Department of Benin, a country in Western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey (until 1975). It is the birthplace of current Beninese president Yayi Boni.
Natitingou is a city and commune in north western Benin. It is about 50 km from Benin's Pendjari National Park, where tourists can see West African wildlife during the months of December through June.
Borgou is one of the twelve departments of Benin. Borgou borders the country of Nigeria and the departments of Alibori, Atakora, Collines and Donga.
Atlantique is one of the twelve departments of Benin.
Grand-Popo is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Mono Department of south-western Benin.
Bassila is a town, arrondissement, and commune located in the Donga Department of Benin.
Ganvie is a lake village in Benin, lying in Lake Nokoué, near Cotonou.
Bohicon is a city in Benin, and a conurbation of Abomey lying 9 kilometres east of the city on the railway line from Cotonou to Parakou and on Benin's main highway RNIE 2 which joins the RNIE 4. The commune covers an area of 139 square kilometres an…
Savé is a city in Benin, lying on the Cotonou-Parakou railway and the main north-south road.
Savalou is a city located in the Collines Department of Benin. The commune covers an area of 2674 square kilometres and as of 2012 had a population of 35,433 people.
Tado (formerly Ezame) is a village in south east Togo, near the border with Benin.
Malanville is a city, arrondissement and commune in the Alibori Department of northeastern Benin, located across the River Niger from Niger. It is known as a centre of cross-border trade and has a major market. Malanville is also a centre for rice-g…
Lokossa is an arrondissement, commune, and the capital city of Mono Department in Benin.
Banikoara is a town, arrondissement and commune located in the Alibori Department of Benin. It lies 69 kilometers west of Kandi at the heart of the most productive cotton-growing region in Benin.
Toffo is a town and commune in the Atlantique Department of southern Benin.
Stade de l'Amitie or Friendship Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Cotonou, Benin. It is currently used for football matches and also has facilities for athletics.
Savi (Also Xavier) was the capital of the Kingdom of Whydah prior to its capture by the forces of Dahomey in 1727.
Tanguiéta is a town, arrondissement and commune located in the Atakora Department of Benin.The commune covers an area of 5465 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 54,719 people.