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Cotonou (Benin)

LC control no.n 83040649
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingCotonou (Benin)
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Geographic subdivision usageBenin--Cotonou
Variant(s)Cotonou, Benin
Kotonu (Benin)
Kutonu (Benin)
Kutonou (Benin)
Associated countryBenin
Found inFrench West Africa. Office topographique, 1950-
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (ppl; 06°21ʹ00ʺN 002°25ʹ60ʺE)
Wikipedia, September 23, 2015 (Cotonou, formerly Kutonu, is the largest city and economic centre of Benin. In addition to being Benin's largest city, it is also the seat of government (even though Porto-Novo is the official capital); it is home to most of the country's government buildings and diplomatic services; at the beginning of the 19th century, Cotonou (then spelled "Kutonou") was a small fishing village; 6°22ʹN 2°26ʹE)
The world factbook, via WWW, September 23, 2015 (under Benin: capital: Porto-Novo (official capital); note - Cotonou (seat of government))
Britannica online, September 23, 2015 (Cotonou, port city and de facto capital of Benin)
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