Benin's flag was officially adopted on November 16, 1959.
The color green recalls hope and revival, red the courage of ancestors, and yellow the on-going preservation of the country's wealth.
Larger Benin flag
Benin Coat of Arms:
Benin's coat of arms was adopted in 1990, and is composed of two leopards supporting a shield. Divided into four quadrants, the top left contains a castle (representative of Benin's history), the top right features the Star of Benin, below is a ship (symbolizing the arrival of the Europeans), and the bottom left is a palm tree.
Above the shield are two horns filled with corn and sand, which symbolizes prosperity.
|Land Area||110,622 km2|
|Water Area||2,000 km2|
|Total Area||112,622km2 (#100)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$24.31 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$2,200|
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