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Avrankou (originally Avlankou) is a town in Southern Benin.

The original is derived from Avlan (a famous plantain picker) and KOU (death in Gun language). Later, the French changed the name to its present as they found Avlankou difficult to pronounce.

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  • Zēkpon in nearby Adjarra is a sacred voodoo temple of water.
  • Several sacred forests where traditional festivities take place.



There is a medium-sized market every five days, two days after Adjarra.


On the main highway when you enter Avrankou there is a large intersection with a statue where there is a nice outdoor bar and decent restaurant, as well as various street foods including grilled chicken. This area (more Adjarra) is also known for it’s pork.



Because of its close proximity to Porto-Novo, there aren’t really any decent hotels in Avrankou. See Porto-Novo’s page for hotels.

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