Porto-Novo

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Porto-Novo
Hogbonou and Adjacé
Coordinates: 6°28′N 2°36′E / 6.467°N 2.6°E / 6.467; 2.6Coordinates: 6°28′N 2°36′E / 6.467°N 2.6°E / 6.467; 2.6
Country Benin
Population (2002)
 • Total 223,552

Porto-Novo (also known as Hogbonou and Adjacé) is the capital of the West African country of Benin. The city has a population of 223,552 people [1] Porto-Nova is a port on an inlet of the Gulf of Guinea, in the southeastern part of the country. Porto-Novo is Benin's second largest city. The city of Cotonou is larger and more important, culturally and politically. The region around Porto-Novo produces palm oil, cotton and kapok. Petroleum was found off the coast of the city in the 1990s. It has become an important export of the city.

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Another place of interest is a Brazilian-style church which is now a mosque. Stade Municipale and Stade Charles de Gaulle, or Charles de Gaulle Stadium, are the largest football stadiums in the city.

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  1. As of a 2002 census

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