Porto Novo


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Porto Novo

the capital of Benin, in the southwest on a coastal lagoon: formerly a centre of Portuguese settlement and the slave trade. Pop.: 253 000 (2005 est.)
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La ville de Porto Novo et le palais Honme ont pose leur candidature a l'Unesco pour appartenir au patrimoine culturel de l'humanite.
Cotonou may be Benin's commercial hub, but the country's capital is 30kms to the east at Porto Novo. The town feels almost provincial in comparison with Cotonou, and at first sight does not appear to offer much to the tourist.
Warren Hastings, but refused to take part in the governor's disputes with his council; took the field at the outbreak of Hyder Ali's (Haidar Ali) revolt (1780); defeated Hyder Ali at Porto Novo in a hard-fought battle (June 1, 1781); after another hardwon success at Pollilur (August 27), routed Ali's troops at Sholingurh (late September); continued in command during operations in 1782; died in Madras (April 28, 1783).
In a special honour extended to India by Benin, President Kovind will be addressing the National Assembly in Porto Novo. The President of Benin will also be hosting a banquet in the honour of President Kovind on the same day.
The National Center of Arts and Crafts of Porto Novo, which is already in the final stage of requalification, is funded by MCIC and the Porto Novo City Council, in the amount of 2,662,000 $ 00 (two million, six hundred and sixty-six escudos Cape Verde), fulfilling the promise made by the ruler to provide municipalities with decent buildings for national artists, artisans and creators and this will be in close liaison with the National Center for Art, Craft and Design.
The Council conducted the examination in 458 centres; 457 centres in Nigeria and one examination centre in Porto Novo, Benin Republic.
Comme ce fut le cas dimanche dernier a Porto Novo, hier, les Verts ont parfaitement maEtrise leur sujet dominant la majeure partie des debats face a une formation rwandaise loin de constituer un foudre de guerre.
Gestede, who scored his first international goal against Algeria on his debut in March, is in their squad for the home return in Porto Novo.
To these spongy plastic dolls, Quenum adds material such as fragments of old weathered wooden piles that once supported houses in the marshy lagoons surrounding Porto Novo, the city in which Quenum was born in Benin.
Tous ces groupes vivent soit a la campagne, soit dans les grandes villes que sont Porto Novo, Cotonou, Abomey et Ouidah.
Le Maroc a termine a la 7e place du tableau final des medailles des Championnats d'Afrique d'athletisme, qui ont pris fin dimanche a Porto Novo, avec 7 medailles, dont 2 en or, autant en argent et 3 en bronze.