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Geography Statistics of Benin

  • Coastline: 75 miles (121 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 42,711 sq miles (110,622 sq km)
    (water) 772 sq miles (2,000 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 43,483 sq miles (112,622 sq km)

    To convert sq km (kilometers) to sq mi (miles)
    Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 12 departments in Benin. They are Alibori, Atakora, Atlantique, Borgou, Collines, Kouffo, Donga, Littoral, Mono, Oueme, Plateau and Zou
  • Horizontal Width: 37.74 miles (60.73 km) from Quidah east to Porto-Novo
  • Vertical Length: 346.09 miles (556.98 km) from Kandi south to Porto-Novo

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (4) Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo
  • Geographic Center: About 24.16 miles (38.88 km) northwest of Parakou
  • Highest Point: Mt. Sokbaro 2,158 ft. (658 m)
  • Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
  • Relative Location

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