Ganvié

GPS coordinates

Country Benin
Geometry Type Point
latitude 6.46667
longitude 2.41667
DMS Lat 6° 28' 0.012" N
DMS Long 2° 25' 0.012" E
CSS Lat 6° 28' 0.012"
CSS Long 0h 9m 40.001s
UTM Easting 435,499.13
UTM Northing 714,828.71
UTM zone 31N
Category City
Country Code BJ
Zoom Level 9
Coordinates of Ganvié is given above in both decimal degrees and DMS (degrees, minutes and seconds) format. The country code given is in the ISO2 format

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Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 6.46667, 2.41667.

Ganvie is a lake village in Benin Africa lying in Lake Nokoué near Cotonou. With a population of around 20 000 people it is probably the largest lake village in Africa and as such is very popular with tourists.The village was created in the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries by the Tofinu people who took to the lake to avoid Fon warriors capturing slaves for sale to European traders. Making the shallow waters and islands of Lake Nokoue a haven the Ganvie villager are often referred to as " water men." Originally based on farming the village' s main industries other than tourism are now fishing and fish farming. World Heritage StatusThe village was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on October 31 1996 in the Cultural category.

Ganvié is located at 6° 28' 0.012" N / 2° 25' 0.012" E / 6.46667; 2.41667

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