Ganvie is the largest Lake Village in the world, with a population of 20,000. Ganvie is located in Benin, Africa. The Tofinu people created the Lake Village in the 16th or 17th century.

Why it is special: Ganvie village was created as a way to stop Fon warriors from capturing people to sell them as slaves in European markets. Ganvie village was created in Lake Nokoué, making those shallow waters and islands of the lake their safe haven. Today, the village is a popular tourist attraction, which also provides income for the people. Fish farming and fishing are the only other industries in Ganvie.

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