Ouémé River

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Coordinates: 6°21′11″N 2°26′39″E / 6.35306°N 2.44417°E / 6.35306; 2.44417
Ouémé River
Weme River
River
Oueme River Cotonou Atlantic.jpg
The Oueme River where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean in Cotonou, Benin.
Countries Benin, Nigeria
Source
 - elevation 465 m (1,526 ft)
Mouth Gulf of Guinea
 - location Cotonou, Benin
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 6°21′11″N 2°26′39″E / 6.35306°N 2.44417°E / 6.35306; 2.44417
Length 510 km (317 mi)
Basin 46,990 km2 (18,143 sq mi) [1]
Discharge
 - average 170 m3/s (6,003 cu ft/s) [1]
 - max 1,175 m3/s (41,495 cu ft/s)
 - min 0 m3/s (0 cu ft/s)

The Ouémé River is a river in the countries of Benin and Nigeria. It flows into the Atlantic Ocean near the large city of Cotonou, Benin (pop. 761,000).

Also known as the Weme River, this river has its source in the Atakora Mountains of Benin. This river is about 300 miles (480 km) long and it flows past the towns of Carnotville and Ouémé to a large delta on the Gulf of Guinea near the seaport city of Cotonou. This river forms a significant part of the boundary between the countries of Benin and Nigeria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oueme Basin". Retrieved 11 December 2010.