- Animal: Leopard
- Coat of Arms:
- 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.
- Flag of Benin
- Motto: "Fraternite, Justice, Travail" ("Fraternity, Justice, Labor")
|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|
Countries of Africa
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