Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotonou

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The Archdiocese of Cotonou (Latin: Archidioecesis Cotonuensis) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Cotonou in Benin.


  • 1883.06.26: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Dahomey from the Apostolic Vicariate of Benin Coast, Nigeria
  • 1901.05.25: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Dahomey
  • 1948.05.13: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Ouidah
  • 1955.09.14: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cotonou

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the archbishop is Cathédrale Notre Dame in Cotonou . There is also a Minor Basilica at the Basilique de l’Immaculée Conception in Cotonou.


Suffragan Diocese[edit]

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 6°21′23″N 2°26′21″E / 6.3563°N 2.4392°E / 6.3563; 2.4392