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Country Name

Officially the Republic of Benin



Is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, 

Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.

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.



Porto Novo



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


Time Zone

+01:00 GMT



Government Regime

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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Some Facts About Benin


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