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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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Benin is a small African country gaining in popularity with exotic travel enthusiasts.

Highlights for visitors include fascinating local markets, pristine tropical beaches, stilt houses, and guided overland tours for wildlife enthusiasts, especially those to Pendjari Wildlife Park.

Voodoo was born in Benin, so traces of its influence can be witnessed in local celebrations, markets and music.

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  • Calling Code: 229
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Benin's climate is tropical, with three zones.

    The southern part of the country is the coastal area with temperatures remaining mostly constant. The northern part of the country, near the Sahel, has low humidity, but high termperatures. Central Benin has two wet seasons: October and November and March through June.

    Most visitors prefer the months between December and March, as the temperatures are the most comfortable and rainfall is less.

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This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

Benin Trivia

Where is Benin?

The Republic of Benin is a small West African country. It covers an area of 44,310 sqm and is home to about 11 million people.

Fun Facts About Benin

What is the Biggest City in Benin?

Cotonou is the biggest city and seat of government of Benin while Porto-Novo is the second biggest city and capital of the country.

The Major Cities Of Benin

What is the Currency of Benin?

The official currency of Benin is the West African CFA franc.

What is the Currency of Benin?

What are the religious beliefs in Benin?

Culturally diverse, Benin's people follow a diverse mix of Christian, Muslim, and West African traditional beliefs. 27% of the population identify with Roman Catholic Christianity, 24% with Islam, 17% with West African Vodun, and 16% with Protestantism and Other Forms of Non-Catholic Christianity.

Religious Beliefs In Benin

What Languages are Spoken in Benin?

French is Benin's official language, and about 50 indigenous languages are also spoken in the country.

What Languages are Spoken in Benin?

What are the major ethnic groups of Benin?

The largest ethnic group in Benin is Fon/Dahomey which constitutes 39% of the total population. Yoruba makes up more than 18% of the population.The Adja ethnic group makes up 15% of the general country population. Other ethnic groups include Bariba, Fula (Fulani), Ottamari, and Lukpa.

Major Ethnic Groups Of Benin

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