Country information of Benin

Benin
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Capital
Porto-Novo is the official capital; Cotonou is the seat of government

Geography Benin

Continent:
Africa
Country:
Benin
Size:
114.763 km²
Coordinates:
9 30 Nord, 2 15 Ost
Height:
Lowest point : Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest point : Mont Sokbaro 658 m
Location:
Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo

Population Benin

Population count:
7.250.033
Languages:
French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)

Economy Benin

Currency:
Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF); note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Currency symbol:
XOF

Miscellaneous Benin

Car registration plate:
DY
Internet sign / top-level domain:
.bj

Flags of Benin

National flag