Places we visited..

Cotonou

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.

See the book, ” Any Budding Sailors”, available on Amazon for accounts of life in the Bank Line.

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