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Benin

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About Benin

Benin, officially Republic of Benin, republic in western Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea. Known in full as the Republic of Benin, it is bordered on the north by Burkina Faso and Niger, on the east by Nigeria, on the west by Togo, and on the south by the Gulf of Guinea. Formerly part of French West Africa, Benin gained full freedom in 1960 as the Republic of Dahomey; it was renamed Benin in 1975. Benin has an area of 112,620 sq km and extends inland to the River Niger about 670 km from its 121 km gulf coast. The official capital of Benin is Porto-Novo; Cotonou is the political capital and largest town.

General Info About Benin

This West African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, between Togo on the west and Nigeria on the east, is about the size of Tennessee. It is bounded also by Burkina Faso and Niger on the north. The land consists of a narrow coastal strip that rises to a swampy, forested plateau and then to highlands in the north. A hot and humid climate blankets the entire country.

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What gifts do you take for your friends of Benin?

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Things to know about Benin

Continent:
Africa

Capital:
Porto-Novo

Country Code:
BJ

Language:
French (official), Fon, Yoruba, tribal languages

Benin Telephone Code:
+229

Currency:
CFA Franc (XOF)

Government:
Unitary presidential republic

Area:
112,622 sq km (43,485 sq miles).

Population:
11,733,059 (2019).

 


 

Where is Benin ?

Images of Benin

Benin Fishing Boats

benin fishing boats

The door of no return, UNESCO heritage site, Ouidah, Benin

the door of no return unesco

Notre Dame des Apotres church, Cotonou, Benin

notre dame des apotres cotonou

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    The 5 Best Gift Shops in Benin

    • 1. Cotonou handicrafts and gift shops
    • 2. Dan Tokpa Market
    • 3. Regional Bazaar
    • 4. Local Markets
    • 5. Discounted local gift shops

    Benin Gifts & Gift Ideas


    Top 5 Benin Gift Ideas

    • 1. Cultural Masks (Ritual Masks)
    • 2. Tapestries
    • 3. Fantastic Statues
    • 4. Terra cotta pottery
    • 5. Local Crafts

    What gift to buy from Benin?

    What gifts do you take for your Benin friends?

    • Gifts ideas for men
    • Gifts ideas for women
    • Fathers day gifts
    • Gifts for mom & dad
    • Personalised Gifts
    • Valentines Day Gifts
    • Gifts for Employees
    • Christmas gift ideas
    • Birthday gift ideas

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