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Beninese Symbols

  • Animal: Leopard
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of 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.
  • Flag of Benin
  • Motto: "Fraternite, Justice, Travail" ("Fraternity, Justice, Labor")

Benin's Information

Flag of Benin
Land Area 110,622 km2
Water Area 2,000 km2
Total Area 112,622km2 (#100)
Population 10,741,458 (#85)
Population Density 97.10/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $24.31 Billion
GDP Per Capita 2,200$
Currency Franc (XOF)
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This page was last updated on July 12, 2016.