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Ganvie: 5 Urbanism Lessons From a Floating West African Village

Ganvie: 5 Urbanism Lessons From a Floating West African Village

Ganvie, endearingly nicknamed as the “Venice of Africa,” is a remarkable floating town nestled amidst the tranquil waters of Lake Nokoué in Benin, West Africa. With a population of around 20,000 people, the town is built entirely on stills — and it has been this way for centuries. The colorful wooden houses date back to […]