Located in the continent of Africa, Benin covers 110,622 square kilometers of land and 2,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 102nd largest nation in the world with a total area of 112,622 square kilometers.
Benin became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Benin is 9,598,787 (2012) and the nation has a density of 87 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Benin is the CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF). As well, the people of Benin are refered to as Beninese.
The dialing code for the country is 229 and the top level internet domain for Beninese sites is .bj.
To learn more, visit our detailed Benin section.
|Density||86.8 / km2 ( 224.7 / mi2 )|
|Currency||CFA Franc BCEAO|
|GDP||8,746,992,733 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||911 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||110,622 km2 (42,711 mi2)|
|Water Area||2,000 km2 (772 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Nigeria, The Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo|
What is the capital of Benin?
Porto-Novo is the capital city of Benin. It has a population of 234,168, and is located on a latitue of 6.5 and longitude of 2.6.
Porto-Novo is also the political center of Benin, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Porto-Novo, the Capital Of Benin
|Elevation||20 meters over sea level|
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