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Abomey

(ăbōmā`, əbō`mē), town (1992 pop. 66,595), S Benin. It is the trade center for an agricultural region where grain, peanuts, and palm products are processed. The town is linked by railroad with CotonouCotonou
, city (1992 pop. 536,827), capital of Atlantique prov., S Benin, on the Gulf of Guinea. It is Benin's chief seaport and commercial center. Cotonou's airport and road and rail connections also make it the transportation and communications hub of Benin.
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. Abomey was the capital of the kingdom of Dahomey (see BeninBenin
, officially Republic of Benin, republic (2015 est. pop. 10,576,000), 43,483 sq mi (112,622 sq km), W Africa, bordering on Togo in the west, on Burkina Faso and Niger in the north, on Nigeria in the east, and on the Bight of Benin (an arm of the Gulf of Guinea) in the
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, founded in the early 17th cent. It dominated production and trade with European companies on the Slave Coast until the late 19th cent. Abomey was conquered by the French between 1892 and 1894. Ruins of the palaces of former Dahomey kings remain, and there is a museum.

Abomey

 

a town in South Dahomey. Population in 1964, 23,000. It is on the rail line and is a motor road junction. Abomey is an agricultural trade center dealing in peanuts, palm kernels and oil, shea trees (karite), cotton, and tobacco. There are craft enterprises, including woodcarving and pottery. Abomey was founded in the middle of the 17th century as the capital of Dahomey. There are deposits of ilmenite to the southwest.

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Caption: FIGURE 3 Paulin with his kpete at home near Abomey, Benin.
2016, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Benin had requested the restitution of anthropomorphic statues bearing royal emblems taken by the French colonel, Alfred Dodds, during the sacking of the Abomey Palace in 1892.
In fact, the Zinsou museum's policy towards photography mirrors the attitude of the custodians of the Royal Palaces in Abomey, a World Heritage site some 100km north of Cotonou and the epicentre of one of Africa's great empires.
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The experiments were carried out from March to June 2003 at the Laboratory of Applied Ecology and from May to October 2004 at the experimental station of the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of Abomey Calavi University (Benin Republic).
Soon the French picked up a key victory at Adegon before marching toward Abomey where they overran the Fon.
In the mid-1980s when I first began studying these arts in the Abomey area of Benin, the ancient capital of the Dahomey kingdom, bocio figural arts still held remarkable primacy, and were identified with altering the course of life for both positive and negative ends.
Ethnic groups include the Yoruba in the southeast (migrated from Nigeria in the 12th century); the Dendi in the north-central area (they came from Mali in the 16th century); the Bariba and the Fulbe (Peul) in the northeast; the Betammaribe and the Somba in the Atacora Range; the Fon in the area around Abomey in the South Central and the Mina, Xueda, and Aja (who came from Togo) on the coast.
In 1943, the French administration created the Abomey Historical Museum on the site of the old royal palaces of Abomey that survived the fires of the period of the French conquest.