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Cotonou Travel Guide  

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Cotonou, in south-eastern Benin, is the economic capital of the country. Situated on the Gulf of Guinea, it is referred to as the Gateway to Benin.
Cotonou enjoys a tropical climate. The coastal region is generally hot and humid, and the best time to visit is July to September. The average monthly temperature ranges from 20-34 C.
Traditionally a port town, Cotonou is today the crossroad of West African commerce. As the biggest and busiest port in the region, it facilitates a majority of the city trade.
Home to a population of around 1.2 million people, the four largest ethnic groups here include the Fon, the Adja, the Bariba and the Yoruba. Most people are engaged in the manufacturing industries and at the port.

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Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Quite interesting. Never miss it. And try also to visit Ganvier. Fidjrosse's beach is high pole of attraction during weekend and holidays. Don't miss it either. You must also visit the place of RED STAR which is very famous during... more colonial time and up to nowadays. You'll enjoy a very typical transportation called ZEMIDJAN or ZEM. Very fantastic and lovely people offering great services. Very cooperative.
Not to be missed beaches , PLACE OF MARTYRS , RED STAR
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Level 8     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : I went cotono 2 x to buy a car and I realy appreciate the way I saw the town, and they people are very friendly with customers and one thing I like cotono is that even they women they are... more all in business unlike Nigerians and the town is very beautiful even prices of goods is quite different to Nigerian price so that is my reasons I like cotono God bless cotono in general thanks
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Just one word: AMAZING. Cotonou is a magical city when you know where to go and how to go. Our beaches are worderfull;there are many good places and touristiq places. The poeple in this city, in the contrary of what... more some people say, are niceand they know the fasion styles ;)! Just try to visit cotonou and you'll be satisfacted
Not to be missed beaches , touristic places , Restaurants
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : I love Cotonou because is a very beautiful city. I wish I can be living there but occupation in Nigeria will not permit me. Nevertheless i believe 1 day i will visit my family.
Not to be missed universities and college fees sheep , livable , comfortable and peaceable areas
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