With a population of about 1.2 million inhabitants, Cotonou lies between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Nokoue.
Amongst the main sights in Cotonou are:
Dantokpa Market (Marche Tokpa)
Ganvie: Ganvie is a popular tourist attraction. It is a village on stilts in the lagoon, located a few kilometres to the north, just outside of Cotonou.