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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital of Benin, in the southeast part of the country on an inlet of the Bight of Benin. Probably founded in the 1500s, it was settled as a slave-trading center by the Portuguese in the 1600s.

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  • proper noun The official capital of Benin. The de-facto capital is Cotonou.

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Examples

  • Porto-Novo is the capital and Cotonou is the largest city and chief port.

    Benin

  • Driving from the border of Niger through Nigeria to the city of Lagos or through Benin to Porto-Novo is about 400 miles.

    Trustworthiness

  • Beninname: Porto-Novo (official capital) geographic coordinates: 6 29 N, 2 37 E time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) note: Cotonou (seat of government)

    Capital

  • Capital: name: Porto-Novo (official capital) geographic coordinates: 6 29 N, 2 37 E time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) note: Cotonou (seat of government)

    Benin

  • They are the main city of Cotonou, the political capital Porto-Novo, and Parakou and Abomey, strongholds of the opposition Democratic

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In nearly every expat setting I've visited as a traveler--from Prague to Phuket to Porto-Novo--there seems to be this notion that being a writer has more to do with drinking and screwing than actually writing.

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  • Porto-Novo is the official capital; Cotonou is the seat of government

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Porto-Novo is the official capital; Cotonou is the seat of government

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Capital: Porto-Novo is the official capital; Cotonou is the seat of government

    The 1999 CIA Factbook

  • Capital: Porto-Novo is the official capital; Cotonou is the seat of government

    The 2000 CIA World Factbook

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