in Atlantique Department, Benin

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
6.464 and 2.393 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 6° 27' 51" and E 2° 23' 34"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - XOF
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:07 AM (Friday)
Timezone: Africa/Porto-Novo
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:36 am and 6:32 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.542 and -172.516 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Atafu Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Benin in Western Africa

Safety Score: 4,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Benin.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Benin. Last Update: 2020-10-22 08:28:59

Delve into Ganvié

Ganvié in Atlantique Department is a city located in Benin about 15 mi (or 24 km) west of Porto-Novo, the country's capital town.

Current time in Ganvié is now 07:07 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Porto-Novo with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports closer to Ganvié, of which two are larger airports. The closest airport in Benin is Cadjehoun Airport in a distance of 7 mi (or 12 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Benin is Royal Palaces of Abomey in a distance of 57 mi (or 92 km), North-West.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Cotonou, Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Sakete and Houinvigue. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 84 °F

Morning Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Evening Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 73%
Air Pressure 1011 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 9 km/h (6 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 38% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Saturday, 24th of October 2020

29°C (84 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, broken clouds.

Sunday, 25th of October 2020

28°C (83 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Monday, 26th of October 2020

28°C (83 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Port de Cotonou: voiture cherche ses pièces volées

Published: December 18, 2014
Length: 24:33 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Droit Libre TV

Les usagers et importateurs de véhicules d'occasion connaissent bien le marché de vente de pièces détachées du port de Cotonou et pour cause. C'est dans ce bazar à ciel ouvert curieusemen...

Cotonou, samedi 19 janvier 2013 (bis)

Published: January 21, 2013
Length: 13:56 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Simon Adjatan

Circulation sur Zemidjan le 19 janvier 2013 des environs du Champ de foire vers Missebo.

Hightech-Spielzeugs - Mars Robot - Ingenieur africain de demain - Cotonou Bénin

Published: August 04, 2012
Length: 04:20 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Gohomedia

Reisebericht - Reisemitbringsel von Cotonou Benin Westafrika. Exposé d'un participant au Salon international des innovations "INNOV`SIDI" en décembre 2002 à Cotonou...Plates-formes béninoise...

Bénin : atterissage sur Cotonou

Published: August 10, 2013
Length: 03:47 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Association Béninoise de l'Agglomération Roue

Planète Urgence - Juillet 2013 - La mission d'Amandine à Cotonou au Bénin

Published: January 31, 2014
Length: 21:57 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Stephane FARGETTE

Alors qu'elle se dirige en fin de journée vers l'aéroport de Cotonou pour rentrer à Paris, une fois sa mission terminée, Amandine explique sa mission de 15 jours. Cotonou

Published: November 17, 2014
Length: 09:48 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ToursTV Com

The main sights of Cotonou are the huge market, including a fetish market, the central mosque, the National Museum and the Botanic Garden. Benin. (科托努, コトヌー,...

Planète Urgence - Mission à Cotonou Juillet 2013 - Brief au Qualimax

Published: January 31, 2014
Length: 12:01 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Stephane FARGETTE

Une fois arrivé à l'aéroport de Cotonou dans la soirée, le volontaire est accueilli et briefé par le responsable de l'association sur l'organisation de son s...

Mouhamad Kabirou Cotonou

Published: August 11, 2014
Length: 57:06 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: abdoulaccstudios

Actualité: Islam, EBOLA et la loi du Casque au Bénin.

Benin International Mining, Energy & Petroleum (BIMEPET 2014)

Published: May 14, 2014
Length: 13:46 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Cubic Globe Ltd

The Theme: Energies, Hydrocarbon and Mineral Resources, Engine for Sustainable Development in Benin From 23 to 26 April 2014 BIMEPET took place in Cotonou, the economic...

Alle'sTones - Djidjo Dagbé

Published: August 08, 2009
Length: 35:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: KoToNTeeJ

Alle'sTones est un nouveau Brass Band Béninois, originaire de Cotonou. Alle'Stones is Next Generation Brass Band from Cotonou, Benin.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Ganvie is a lake village in Benin, 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 established in the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries by the Tofinu people, established on the lake because the Dahomey's (a slave trading tribe) religion forbade the Fon warriors from entering water, therefore the lagoon was a safe territory for other tribes.

Located at 6.46667, 2.41667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Benin


Sô-Ava is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Atlantique Department of southern Benin. The commune covers an area of 218 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 76,315 people.

Located at 6.46667, 2.41667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Communes of Benin, Populated places in the Atlantique Department, Arrondissements of Benin

Ganvié I

Ganvié I is an arrondissement in the Atlantique Department of southern Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Sô-Ava. According to the population census conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique Benin on February 15, 2002, the arrondissement had a total population of 10,280.

Located at 6.46667, 2.41667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Atlantique Department, Arrondissements of Benin

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Ganvié.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Canvie, Ganvié