About Lake Nokoué
Lagoons, Water, Interesting Places, Natural
Lake Nokoué is a lake in the southern part of Benin. It is 20 km (12 mi) wide and 11 km (6.8 mi) long and covers an area of 4,900 ha (12,000 acres). The lake is partly fed by the Ouémé River and the Sô River, both of which deposit sediments from throughout the region in the lake.
The city of Cotonou sits on the southern border of the lake. Sections of the population of Cotonou have been displaced by coastal and lake flooding. On the northern edge of the lake is the town of Ganvié.