Benin

Benin is a country in . Benin is a great country to visit on any West African itinerary. You'll find a large quantity of palatial ruins and temples of the once powerful Kingdom of Dahomey.

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is the capital of Benin. The commune covers an area of 110 square kilometres and… Photo: Babylas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the largest city in Benin and the country's primary port of entry for visitors. Photo: bigberto, CC BY 2.0.

is the capital of the of Benin. Photo: Willem Heerbaart, CC BY 2.0.

is the lowland region of Benin near the Atlantic Ocean. Photo: jbdodane, CC BY 2.0.

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is the upland region of Benin away from the Atlantic Ocean. Photo: Wegmann, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Benin

Latitude of center
9.2° or 9° 12' north
Longitude of center
2.25° or 2° 15' east
Population
8,970,000
Elevation
334 metres (1096 feet)
Capital
Area
112,620 km² (43,483 miles²)
Currency
Franc (XOF)
Phone code
229
Internet domain
.bj
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424297384
Geo­Names ID
2395170
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Benin
  • Achinese: Benin
  • Adyghe: Бенин
  • Afar: Benin
  • Afrikaans: Benin
  • Akan: Benin
  • Akan: Bɛnin
  • Albanian: Benini
  • Amharic: ቤኒን
  • Arabic: Benin
  • Arabic: بنين
  • Aragonese: Benín
  • Armenian: Բենին
  • Arpitan: Bènin
  • Asturian: Benín
  • Atayal: Benin
  • Avaric: Benina
  • Aymara: Binin
  • Azerbaijani: Benin
  • Balinese: Benin
  • Bambara: Benin
  • Bambara: Benɛn
  • Banjar: Benin
  • Bashkir: Бенин
  • Basque: Benin
  • Bavarian: Benin
  • Belarusian: Бенін
  • Belarusian: Бэнін
  • Bengali: বেনিন
  • Bhojpuri: बेनिन
  • Bishnupriya: বেনিন
  • Bosnian: Benin
  • Breton: Benin
  • Bulgarian: Бенин
  • Burmese: ဘီနင်နိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Benin
  • Catalan: Benín
  • Catalan: República de Benín
  • Cebuano: Benin
  • Central Bikol: Benin
  • Central Kurdish: بێنین
  • Chavacano: Benín
  • Chechen: Бенин
  • Cherokee: ᏆᏂᎢᏂ
  • Chinese: Benin
  • Chinese: Bèiníng
  • Chinese: 貝南
  • Chinese: 貝寧
  • Chinese: 贝宁
  • Chuvash: Бенин
  • Cornish: Benin
  • Crimean Tatar: Benin
  • Croatian: Benin
  • Czech: Benin
  • Czech: Bénin
  • Danish: Benin
  • Dhivehi: ބެނީން
  • Dimli (individual language): Benin
  • Dotyali: बेनिन
  • Dutch: BEN
  • Dutch: BJ
  • Dutch: Benin
  • Dutch: Republiek Benin
  • Dzongkha: བཱེ་ནིན
  • Dzongkha: བཱེ་ནིན།
  • Eastern Mari: Бенин
  • Egyptian Arabic: بينين
  • English: BEN
  • English: Dahomey
  • English: Republic of Benin
  • English: bj
  • English: 🇧🇯
  • Esperanto: BJ
  • Esperanto: Benino
  • Esperanto: Respubliko Benino
  • Estonian: Benin
  • Estonian: Benini Vabariik
  • Ewe: Benin
  • Ewe: Benin nutome
  • Ewe: Benɛ̃
  • Extremaduran: Benín
  • Faroese: Benin
  • Fiji Hindi: Benin
  • Finnish: Benin
  • Finnish: Beninin tasavalta
  • French: BJ
  • French: Benin
  • French: Bénin
  • French: La République du Bénin
  • French: République du Bénin
  • French: la République du Bénin
  • Fulah: Benee
  • Fulah: Benen
  • Gagauz: Benin
  • Galician: Benin
  • Galician: Benín
  • Galician: República de Benín
  • Ganda: Benin
  • Ganda: Benini
  • Georgian: ბენინი
  • German: Benin
  • Greek: Μπένιν
  • Greek: Μπενίν
  • Guarani: Mbenĩ
  • Guianese Creole French: Bénen
  • Gujarati: બેનિન
  • Haitian: Benen
  • Hakka Chinese: Benin
  • Hausa: Benin
  • Hausa: Binin
  • Hebrew: בנין
  • Hindi: बेनिन
  • Hungarian: Benin
  • Hungarian: Benini Köztársaság
  • Hungarian: Dahomania
  • Hungarian: Dahomey
  • Icelandic: Benín
  • Ido: Benin
  • Igbo: Benin
  • Igbo: Binin
  • Iloko: Benin
  • Inari Sami: Benin
  • Inari Sami: Benin täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Benin
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Benin
  • Interlingue: Benin
  • Irish: Beinin
  • Irish: Poblacht Bheinin
  • Italian: Benin
  • Italian: Repubblica del Benin
  • Jamaican Creole English: Benin
  • Japanese: ベナン
  • Japanese: ベナン共和国
  • Japanese: ベニン
  • Japanese: ベニン共和国
  • Japanese: 貝甯
  • Javanese: Bénin
  • Kabiyè: Peenɛɛ
  • Kabyle: Benin
  • Kalmyk: Бенинмудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಬೆನಿನ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Benin
  • Kazakh: Бенин
  • Khmer: បេណាំង
  • Kikuyu: Benin
  • Kikuyu: Benini
  • Kinyarwanda: Bene
  • Kirghiz: Бенин
  • Kongo: Benin
  • Korean: 베냉
  • Korean: 베냉 공화국
  • Korean: 베넹
  • Kotava: Benina
  • Kurdish: Bênîn
  • Kurdish: بنین
  • Ladin: Benin
  • Ladino: Benin
  • Lao: Benin
  • Lao: ເບນິນ
  • Latin: Beninum
  • Latvian: Benina
  • Ligurian: Benin
  • Limburgan: Benin
  • Lingala: Benin
  • Lingala: Benɛ
  • Lingala: Bénin
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Benin
  • Literary Chinese: 貝寧
  • Lithuanian: Beninas
  • Livvi: Benin
  • Lojban: benin
  • Lojban: la benin
  • Lojban: lo gugdebuju
  • Lombard: Benin
  • Low German: Benin
  • Lower Sorbian: Benin
  • Luba-Katanga: Bene
  • Luxembourgish: Benin
  • Macedo-Romanian: Benin
  • Macedonian: Бенин
  • Maithili: बेनिन
  • Malagasy: Benin
  • Malagasy: Benina
  • Malagasy: Benîno
  • Malay: Benin
  • Malayalam: ബെനിന്‍
  • Malayalam: ബെനിൻ
  • Maltese: Benin
  • Maltese: Repubblika tal-Benin
  • Manx: Benin
  • Maori: Pēnina
  • Marathi: बेनिन
  • Mazanderani: بنین
  • Min Dong Chinese: Benin
  • Min Nan Chinese: Benin
  • Min Nan Chinese: Bénin
  • Minangkabau: Benin
  • Mingrelian: ბენინი
  • Mongolian: Бенин
  • Moroccan Arabic: بينين
  • N'Ko: ߓߣߍ߫
  • Nauru: Benin
  • Nepali: बेनिन
  • Newari: बेनिन
  • North Ndebele: Bhenini
  • Northern Frisian: Beniin
  • Northern Frisian: Dahomey
  • Northern Luri: بنین
  • Northern Sami: Benin
  • Northern Sami: Benina dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Benin dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Benin
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Benin
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Benin
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Benin
  • Novial: Benin
  • Occitan (post 1500): Benin
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Benin
  • Oriya: ବେନିନ
  • Oriya: ବେନିନ୍
  • Oromo: Beeniin
  • Ossetian: Бенин
  • Pali: बेनिन
  • Pampanga: Benin
  • Panjabi: ਬੇਨਿਨ
  • Papiamento: Benin
  • Pedi: Benin
  • Pennsylvania German: Benin
  • Persian: بنین
  • Piemontese: Benin
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Benin
  • Polish: Benin
  • Portuguese: Benim
  • Portuguese: Benin
  • Portuguese: República do Benim
  • Portuguese: República do Benin
  • Pushto: بینین
  • Pushto: بېنين
  • Quechua: Binin
  • Romanian: Benin
  • Romansh: Benin
  • Rundi: Bene
  • Russia Buriat: Бенин
  • Russian: Бенин
  • Russian: Республика Бенин
  • Rusyn: Бенін
  • Sakizaya: Benin
  • Samoan: Benin
  • Samogitian: Benins
  • Sango: Benëen
  • Sanskrit: बेनिन्
  • Santali: ᱵᱮᱱᱤᱱ
  • Sardinian: Benin
  • Sardinian: Benìn
  • Saterfriesisch: Benin
  • Scots: Benin
  • Scottish Gaelic: Beinin
  • Serbian: Benin
  • Serbian: Бенин
  • Serbo-Croatian: Benin
  • Shan: မိူင်းပႄႇၼိၼ်း
  • Shona: Benin
  • Shona: Benini
  • Sicilian: Benin
  • Silesian: Bynin
  • Silesian: Byńin
  • Sindhi: بينن
  • Sinhala: බෙනින්
  • Skolt Sami: Beniin
  • Skolt Sami: Beniin tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Benin
  • Slovenian: Benin
  • Somali: Benin
  • Somali: Biniin
  • South Azerbaijani: بنین
  • Southern Sotho: Benin
  • Spanish: Benin
  • Spanish: Benín
  • Spanish: Dahomey
  • Spanish: Republica de Benin
  • Spanish: República de Benín
  • Sundanese: Bénin
  • Swahili: Benin
  • Swahili: Benini
  • Swati: IBhenini
  • Swedish: Benin
  • Swedish: Republiken Benin
  • Swiss German: Benin
  • Tagalog: Benin
  • Tajik: Бенин
  • Tamil: பெனின்
  • Tatar: Бенин
  • Telugu: బెనిన్
  • Thai: ประเทศเบนิน
  • Thai: เบนิน
  • Tibetan: བཱེ་ནིན།
  • Tibetan: བེ་ནིན།
  • Tigrinya: ቤኒን
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Penini
  • Tornedalen Finnish: Benin
  • Tosk Albanian: Benin
  • Tsonga: Benin
  • Tunisian Arabic: بنين
  • Turkish: Benin
  • Turkmen: Benin
  • Udmurt: Бенин
  • Uighur: بېنىن
  • Ukrainian: Бенін
  • Ukrainian: Республіка Бенін
  • Upper Sorbian: Benin
  • Urdu: بینن
  • Uzbek: Benin
  • Venetian: Benin
  • Veps: Benin
  • Veps: Beninan Tazovaldkund
  • Vietnamese: Benin
  • Vietnamese: Bénin
  • Vietnamese: Bê-nanh (Benin)
  • Vietnamese: Bê-nanh
  • Volapük: Beninän
  • Võro: Benin
  • Waray (Philippines): Benin
  • Welsh: Benin
  • Western Balochi: بینین
  • Western Frisian: Benyn
  • Western Mari: Бенин
  • Western Panjabi: بنین
  • Wolof: Bene
  • Wu Chinese: 贝宁
  • Yakut: Бенин
  • Yiddish: בענין
  • Yoruba: Benin
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Bẹ̀nẹ̀
  • Yue Chinese: 貝寧
  • Zeeuws: Benin
  • Zhuang: Benin
  • Zulu: IBenini
  • Zulu: i-Benin
  • Dahome
  • People’s Republic of Benin
  • Republic of Dahomey
  • République Populaire du Bénin
  • République du Dahomey

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