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Cotonou Destination Guide

Touring Cotonou in Benin

Cotonou in the region of Littoral with its 690,584 citizens is a city located in Benin - some 16 mi or ( 25 km ) South-West of Porto-Novo , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Cotonou

Time in Cotonou is now 01:03 PM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Porto-Novo " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Accra, Ilorin, Ibadan, Benin City, and Abeokuta. Being here already, consider visiting Accra . We collected some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Check out our recomendations for Cotonou ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

In the streets of Cotonou

4:55 min by georeiser
Views: 2583 Rating: 5.00

Street scenes from Cotonou, Benin. Filmed with GoPro HD Hero camera. ..

Abomey, Benin, Africa parade 2006 (in French)

8:33 min by friendsofbenin
Views: 963 Rating: 4.00

A speech given by one of the government officials during a parade in the city of Abomey in the Republic of Benin, Africa 8/1/2006 ..


Chroniques du Bénin-1ère partie

8:30 min by Guillaume Didier
Views: 687 Rating: 5.00

Ras Cool nous emmène visiter un quartier de Cotonou (Juillet-99) ..

Video report from Cotonou 2012 (EN)

1:11 min by CfaNEurope
Views: 626 Rating: 5.00

Evangelist Daniel Kolenda is reporting directly from the platform in Cotonou (Benin). ..


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Interesting facts about this location

UTAGE Flight 141

UTAGE Flight 141 was a charter flight operated by Union des Transports Aériens de Guinée. On 25 December 2003 the aircraft crashed in the Bight of Benin, killing 151 of the 163 occupants, most of them Lebanese. Flight 141 was flown by 3X-GDO, an ex-American Airlines Boeing 727-223, on the day of the crash. The airliner's route was Conakry International Airport - Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport - Kufra Airport - Beirut International Airport - Dubai International Airport.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 6.37 2.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: 2003 in Benin, 2003 in Guinea, Accidents and incidents involving the Boeing 727, Airliner accidents and incidents caused by pilot error, Aviation accidents and incidents in 2003, Aviation accidents and incidents in Benin

3rd arrondissement of the Littoral Department

3rd arrondissement is an arrondissement in the Littoral department of Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Cotonou. According to the population census conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique Benin on February 15, 2002, the arrondissement had a total population of 59,830.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 6.37 2.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Arrondissements of Benin, Populated places in the Plateau Department

2nd arrondissement of the Littoral Department

2nd arrondissement is an arrondissement in the Littoral department of Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Cotonou. According to the population census conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique Benin on February 15, 2002, the arrondissement had a total population of 53,708.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 6.37 2.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Arrondissements of Benin, Populated places in the Plateau Department

1st arrondissement of the Littoral Department

1st arrondissement is an arrondissement in the Littoral department of Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Cotonou. According to the population census conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique Benin on February 15, 2002, the arrondissement had a total population of 55,413.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 6.37 2.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Arrondissements of Benin, Populated places in the Plateau Department

Novotel Orisha Cotonou

Novotel Orisha Cotonou is a hotel in Cotonou, Benin, operated by Novotel. It is located at Boulevard De La Marina by the old port, to the west of the main centre, near the Cuban Embassy. One of Benin's best hotels, it has over 100 rooms and 6 suites. Lonely Planet describes the driveway to the hotel as being more grandiose than the hotel itself.

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Located at 6.35 2.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Cotonou, Hotels established in 1995, Hotels in Benin

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Cotonou