Officially the Republic of Benin
Is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west,
From the south, it overlooks the Gulf of Benin, where the majority
of the population is located.
Reason for Naming
The name of the state dates back to the period of colonial rule in the name of Dahomey, and after its independence, it was renamed on November 30, 1975, to the name of Benin, in relation to the Gulf of Benin, which is opposite it.
The Benin flag was first adopted on November 16, 1959, when Benin
was under French colonial rule. This flag remained even after the
country gained its independence from French rule on August 1, 1960,
and it remained in Benin until 1975. The Marxist in the country was
replaced by another flag that was green in its entirety and in the upper
left corner of it there is a red pentagram. After the demise of the Marxist regime, the current flag was reused on August 11, 1990, which was in effect before 1975.
Green symbolizes hope.
Yellow symbolizes the fortunes of the Republic of Benin.
Red symbolizes courage.
The official language in Benin is French, however, indigenous languages such as Fon and Yorba are usually used
The largest religious group in Benin is Roman Catholicism, followed by Islam by a close proportion, the Voodoo and the Protestants.
West African CFA
Unitary presidential republic
Climate in Benin
The southern part of the Republic of Benin, ie the coastal zone, is under the influence of the Northern Northern Tropical Climate characterized by the long dry season from November to the end of March, the first rainy season from April to July, a small dry in August and the second rainy season in September and October October. The northern part of the country is subject to a truly tropical climate. The long dry season can be observed in winter with the long rainy season in the summer
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