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Sonou Destination Guide

Touring Sonou in Benin.

Sonou in the region of Benin (general) is located in Benin - some 64 mi (or 103 km) North-West of Porto-Novo, the country's capital city.

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Time in Sonou is now 06:35 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Porto-Novo" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Kumasi, Accra, Ibadan, Benin City, Sokodé or Agblome-Zokli. Being here already, consider visiting Tohoueta, Tanve, Sovi, Sotta, Sonou and Abomey. We collected some hobby films in the internet. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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The Royal City Of Abomey Tdv95's photos ...

02:08 min ( December 05, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
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Backstage - photo session - West Africa

02:38 min ( July 08, 2012 by recTrue)
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Togo - Tamberma Village; Koutammakou, the land of the Batammariba Benin - City of Abomey February 2012 Produced by Rectrue

Chant et danse Vaudou

02:34 min ( May 20, 2012 by Quentin Wallon-Leducq)
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Changement de décor. Nous voici à Abomey, capitale historique du royaume du Dahomey. Sur ces terres, le vaudou n'est jamais loin, comme le montre ce chant pour Zangbeto, le gardien de la nuit

Benin Projekt eV [Trailer 2012]

01:47 min ( November 24, 2012 by BeninDirekt)
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We have realized our first charity project in Benin! We gave a job to a carpenter in Abomey/Calavi - Benin to build school furniture for three primary schools and a high school in the villages of the ...

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Interesting facts about this location

Royal Palaces of Abomey

The Royal Palaces of Abomey are 12 palaces spread over a 40 hectares area at the heart of the Abomey town in Benin, formerly the capital of the West African Kingdom of Dahomey. The Kingdom was founded in 1625 by the Fon people who developed it into a powerful military and commercial empire, which dominated trade with European slave traders on the Slave Coast until the late 19th century, to whom they sold their prisoners of war. At its peak the palaces could accommodate for up to 8000 people.

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Located at 7.21, 2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Benin, French West Africa, World Heritage Sites in Benin


Dahomey was an African kingdom in the present-day Republic of Benin which lasted from 1600 until 1900. Dahomey developed on the Abomey Plateau in the early 1600s and became a regional power in the 1700s by conquering key cities on the Atlantic coast.

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Located at 7.21, 2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:1900 disestablishments, Dahomey, French West Africa, LGBT in Africa, LGBT in Benin, States and territories established in 1600, States of pre-colonial Africa

Roman Catholic Diocese of Abomey

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Abomey is a diocese located in the city of Abomey in the Ecclesiastical province of Cotonou in Benin.

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Located at 7.21, 2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Religious organizations established in 1963, Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Cotonou, Roman Catholic dioceses and prelatures established in the 20th century, Roman Catholic dioceses in Benin


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 and as of 2002 had a population of 113,091 people. Bohicon is the crossroads of international trade at the center of Benin.

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Located at 7.21, 2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Arrondissements of Benin, Communes of Benin, Populated places in the Zou Department

Cana Airport

Cana Airport is an airport serving Bohicon in Benin.

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Located at 7.21, 2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Benin