Cotonou Benin History
COTONOU, Benin, 10 August 2006 - UNICEF, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank, has helped launch the "All Girls in Schoola" campaign in Beni. A five-day workshop was convened to assess the results of the programmes and to exchange information on the impact of the campaign on the education of girls and girls in the capital Cotonou.
Benin has launched the largest anti-malaria campaign ever organized in the country, with more than 1.5 million children under the age of five vaccinated. The beautiful, hilly highlands are considered West Africa's best wildlife-watching area and are located in one of the most remote and remote regions in the world with a population of just over 1 million people.
Environmental considerations have made Benin one of the most environmentally friendly countries in the world, with a high degree of biodiversity and biodiversity protection.
The southern coastal region of Benin was settled in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Cotonou, an ethnic group from the south of the country. Before it took the name "Benin," it was known as "Cotonou," a name that in turn got its name from a former king called Dan (which means "snake") and his family. Today, it includes many other groups living in the region, such as the Benins, Ivory Coast, Niger, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Burkina Faso, as well as many ethnic groups from other parts of Africa and the Middle East. The capital of this country and its capital Bangui is Ctonou itself, which has the largest population in West Africa, with about 1.5 million.
After the coup that brought Major Kerekou to power, the name was changed to "People's Republic of Benin," reflecting the Marxist-Leninist ideology of the new government. After the collapse of the government of K Derekou in 1989, it was shortened to the "Republic of Benin" and then to Ctonou.
In 1975, the name Dahomey was changed to Benin, named after the water on which the land is located. The name of the country changed to "People's Republic of Benin" on 1 December 1975, when the President proclaimed it to be. In 1976, it was renamed "Benin" in honour of former President Major Kerekou and his wife Côte d'Ivoire.
The Bay of Benin is a body of water in the south, and the latitude is between 6º 30 n and 12º 30. N. N., London. Benin's height is roughly the same as the whole country and extends from the north - west tip of Ivory Coast, south - east of Dahomey and north of Abidjan. It borders the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal.
Benin behaves in a similar way to Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria, which border Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal.
There is an extremely punctual and reliable bus system, which runs on average every day in all major cities in Benin. There is a train service halfway across the country from Parakou to Cotonou, which runs every hour from the capital Port-au-Prince to the south west of the city. It is the only train in the world that has the capacity to run between the two cities in one day, and there is no other way to run it.
In Benin, it is sold by an operator and is worth a visit in itself, but it is also sold as a tourist destination, with a number of hotels, restaurants, shops and other tourist attractions.
Cotonou is indeed an unconventional destination and a great opportunity to discover the current melting pot. In a country that has a slave trade route and a tourism that refers to history, this history seems to be recognized above all by foreigners who gather to look at the statistics. The majority of those who profited from the African slave trade are the tribes and peoples who inhabited the gateway to the continent. This story has been internalized as it is in the Caribbean: as a result, it is not fully integrated into culture.
In any case, I am not interested in visiting the peaceful and democratic West African ivory trade, which is hemmed in between Nigeria and Togo, but in Cotonou.
Benin is a long, narrow country wedged between the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Benin, a narrow, shallow and narrow river. The south includes Togo, which borders Nigeria, Niger and Burkina Faso, and borders Senegal, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal. A short coastline to the south leads to the "Bay" of Benin; the north borders Senegal and Guinea, while the west borders Mali and Niger.
South Benin has a historical unity due to its proximity to the Ewe (related to South Togo and South East Ghana) and traditionally to the Fon Adja (traditionally related to North Ghana, South Nigeria and South Burkina Faso) as well as to the Ivory Coast.