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Cotonou is the largest city and economic centre of Benin.
The name "Cotonou" means "by the river of death" in the Fon language.
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The Republic of Dahomey was established on December 11, 1958, as a self-governing colony within the French Community. On August 1, 1960, it attained full independence from France. In 1975, the country was renamed Benin.