Cotonou

geographical name
Co·​to·​nou | \ ˌkō-tō-ˈnü How to pronounce Cotonou (audio) \

Definition of Cotonou

city and port on the Gulf of Guinea; seat of the government of Benin population 679,000

Note: Cotonou was formerly the capital of Dahomey.

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“Cotonou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cotonou. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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