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 and N/A is the Prime Minister.
In Benin the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.
|Regional location||Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo|
|Alternative name(s)||Republic of Benin (official, English), Dahomey (former name)|
|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|
|National Day||1 Aug 1960|
|Religion||Christianity, Islam, Traditional faiths.|
|Currency||West African CFA franc|
|Ethnicity||Fon, Adja & Mina|
|Head of government||Prime Minister|
|Driving side||Drive on the Right-hand side|
|Total area||114,763 km2 (44,310 sq mi)|
|Average elevation||200 m (656 ft)|
|Mains electricity||220 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Benin is Leopards
The National flower of Benin is Not Declared. Botanical name is .
The National bird of Benin is Not Declared
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.