Major cities : Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Porto Novo (Capital), Djougou and Banikoara.
Available Information : Head of state, Religion, Number of inhabitants, Area, Gross domestic product, Inflation, Map, Weather and Climate.

Benin Information

ISO 3166-1BJ - BEN - 204
NATO country codeBN - BEN
FIPS 10-4 codeBN
Continent /
Benin CapitalPorto Novo
Name of the inhabitantsBeninese
Benin National anthemL'Aube Nouvelle
Benin National Day1 August
Benin Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Benin 18 %
Benin Calling code+229
Benin Country domain code .bj
Benin Vehicle registration plateBJ
Traveling direction Right
Time zone UTC +1:00
International organizationUnited Nations
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
Economic Community of West African States
African Union
West African Economic and Monetary Union
Community of Sahel-Saharan States
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Organisation for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa
Group of 77

Benin Head of state

President of the RepublicPatrice Talon (2016)

Benin Religion

  1. Other 50 %
  2. Christianity 30 %
  3. Islam 20 %

Benin Data

Area112,620 km² (43,483 sq mi)
Number of inhabitants8,107,000 population (2008) Chart
Population Density 72.0 /km² (186.4 /sq mi)
Length of coastline121 km
Perimeter2,110 km
Life expectancy62.3 Year (2010)
Average years of schooling 3.5 Year (2010)
Human Development Index 0.435 (2010)
Gross domestic product6 Billions US$ (2008) Chart
Annual change: 5.2 %
720 US$ per capita
Gross domestic product (PPP)12 Billions US$ (2008) Chart
1,526 US$ per capita
Inflation2.8 % (2008) Chart
Credit rating
  • Standard & Poor's: B (Stable, 20 February 2012)
  • Fitch: B (Stable, 21 November 2011)

Benin Natural resource

List of major natural resources classified by importance.
  1. Timber
  2. Oil
  3. Limestone
  4. Marble

Benin Agriculture

Listing of major crops and products starting with the most important.
  1. Corn
  2. Yams
  3. Livestock
  4. Cotton
  5. Cassava (manioc)
  6. Peanuts
  7. Beans
  8. Palm oil
  9. Cashews

Benin Border

  1. Nigeria Nigeria 773 km
  2. Togo Togo 644 km
  3. Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 306 km
  4. Niger Niger 266 km

Benin Map

Benin Climate

  1. Tropical savanna climate 97 %
  2. Semi-arid climate 2.6 %

Benin Weather (Porto Novo)

Benin Electricity

Voltage220 V
Frequency50 Hz
Power plugPower plug : C Power plug : E
Power socketPower socket : E

Airport Benin

Cadjehoun Airport

Benin Olympic Games

SummerParticipation : 11Gold medalSilver medalBronze medalTotal
Medal 0000
TotalParticipation : 11Gold medalSilver medalBronze medalTotal
Medal 0000
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