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Business and Foreign Trade in Cotonou, Autonomous Port (Benin) Master.

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The city of Cotonou is the economic and the logistics capital (66% of the Beninese companies) of the Republic of Benin (West Africa)

  1. Population of Cotonou (Benin): 679,000 people
    1. 70,000 people in 1960
    2. Boundary cities: Abomey-Calavi, Sèmè-Kpodji and Ouidah
    3. Population of the Cotonou conurbation, Abomey-Calavi, Sèmè-Kpodji and Ouidah: 1.7 million inhabitants
  2. Dantokpa market (the largest market in West Africa, one billion CFA francs -1.5 million Euros- in daily exchanges)
  3. Informal trade with Nigeria
  4. Important market of used vehicles from Europe

The Port of Cotonou (PAC) is the fourth Port of West Africa

  1. 90% of the Beninese international trade
  2. 60% of the GDP of Benin
  3. Access to Mali, Burkina Faso and Chad
  4. The Autonomous Port of Cotonou is the largest port for the International Trade (uranium) of Niger
  5. Free Zone for the landlocked countries of the region

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Trade and Business in Benin (Master) Beninese Students (Cotonou): enrol, study online and receive your European Diploma (Courses, Masters and Doctorates in International Business, E-Learning Online) from Cotonou, Benin.

  1. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, Foreign Trade, International Business, Export Back Office
  2. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade, Global Logistics

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Logistics Course: Port of Cotonou (Benin)


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  1. Beninese Department: Littoral
  2. The most spoken language in Cotonou is French (58% of the people)
  3. Other spoken languages in Cotonou are Fon, Yoruba, Bariba and Goun
  4. Cotonou in Fon-gbe means “the mouth of the river of death”
  5. Climate of Cotonou: tropical

Transport and Logistics in Cotonou

Business in Cotonou, Master

Distances from Cotonou (Benin) to:

  1. Abomey-Calavi: 18 kilometres
  2. Porto-Novo: 30 kilometres
  3. Parakou: 415 kilometres
  4. Kétou: 140 kilometres
  5. Djougou: 508 kilometres
  6. Lomé (Togo): 150 kilometres

Transport by Road

  1. Dakar-Lagos Corridor
  2. Cotonou-Nigeria
  3. Cotonou-Burkina Faso
  4. Cotonou-Niger
  5. Cotonou-Togo

Cotonou International Airport (Cardinal Bernardin Gantin)


  1. Cotonou-Parakou (North of Benin) Railway
  2. Benin-Niger Railway

Higher Education in Cotonou (Republic of Benin)

  1. National University of Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics

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