National Symbols of Benin

Benin is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, . The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo.

The official language is French and the West African CFA franc is the currency of the Benin. The domain is .bj and the country code is +229.

National day is celebrated on 1 Aug 1960. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Benin is no exception.

In Benin, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Beninese, Beninois people. La Béninoise is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Benin. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Beninese, Beninois symbol.

The country was founded by Oranmiyan. The current president of Benin is Patrice Talon.

In Benin the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Beninese, Beninois national anthem was written by Gilbert Jean Dagnon and composed by Gilbert Jean Dagnon.

Country information

Official name(s) The Republic of Benin
Alternative name(s) Republic of Benin (official, English), Dahomey (former name)
Regional location Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo
Country name etymology "Land beside the Bight of Benin"
Climate Tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north
Terrain Mostly flat to undulating plain; some hills and low mountains
Population 12,123,200
National Day 1 Aug 1960
Language(s) French
Religion Christianity, Islam, Traditional faiths.
Country code +229
Literacy rate 32.9%
Currency West African CFA franc
Capital city Porto-Novo
Domain(TLD) .bj
Ethnicity Fon, Adja & Mina
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Beninese, Beninois
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 114,763 km2 (44,310 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+1 (WAT)
Average elevation 200 m (656 ft)
Coastline 121 Km
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Benin

Flag map of Benin

Motto of Benin

Fraternité, Justice, Travail -"Fellowship, Justice, Labour"

National animal of Benin

The National animal of Benin is Leopards

National Animal of Benin - Leopards

National flower of Benin

The National flower of Benin is Not Declared. Botanical name is .

National bird of Benin

The National bird of Benin is Not Declared

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Neighbouring countries of Benin

Beninese, Beninois Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Silence is an attribute of the dead; he who is alive speaks.

Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor.

Work is the medicine for poverty.

The world is a journey, the afterworld is home.

A great affair covers up a small matter.

Anyone who plants a tree before they die has not lived in vain.

Before you ask a man for clothes, look at the clothes that he is wearing.

Blacksmiths and woodworkers will never suffer from poverty.

Everyone has his place: the dead in the cemetery and the living at the table.

Fear a silent man. He has lips like a drum.

Many words do not fill a basket.

The misfortune that comes into town does not wear a turban.

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