Places we visited..
Cotonou in Benin was a regular call for Bank Line ships discharging gunny bales from India. Back in the 1950/60’s dischaging was carried out to lighters out at anchor, but today there is a thriving port.
The Irisbank visited Cotonou several times
Cotonou is the economic center of Benin. Its official population count was 761,137 inhabitants in 2006; however, some estimates indicate its population to be as high as 2.4 million.
In addition to being Benin’s largest city, it is the seat of government, although Porto-Novo is the official capital.
The urban area continues to expand, notably toward the west. The city lies in the southeast of the country.