Cotonou (Benin)

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Cotonou cruise port

Africa - Indian Ocean Islands


6.35614 N, 2.43368 E

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Cotonou (formerly Kutonu) is the economic centre and largest city of Benin. Its official population count was 761,140 inhabitants in 2006, but some estimates indicate it to be as high as 1.2 million, though in 1960 the population was only 70,000. The urban area of Cotonou continues to expand, notably to the west. The city lies in the southeast of Benin, between Lake Nokoué and the Atlantic Ocean.

In addition to being the largest city in Benin, Cotonou is also the seat of government (though the official capital is Porto-Novo). It is home to most of the government buildings and diplomatic services in Benin. The city is a major port, as well as home to an airport and railway that links to Parakou. Other characteristics of Cotonou include Cotonou Cathedral, Cotonou Friendship Stadium, Cotonou Central Mosque, Ancien Pont Bridge and 20-hectare Dantokpa Market, which features a commercial turnover of more than one billion CFA Francs per day. Another familiar feature of the town is the motorcycle-taxis (Zémidjans).

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Port Cotonou cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Cotonou, Benin. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

  1. April, 2017
Day Ships in port
15 April, 2017
Silver Explorer(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)